WBC and RING light heavyweight titleholder "Bad" Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) held an open media workouts this week from his training camp in Las Vegas, NV. Media attendees were given the opportunity to watch his training and ask questions about his upcoming September 8 showdown with undefeated WBA, WBC and RING super middleweight world champion Andre "SOG'' Ward (25-0, 13 KOs). Check out what he had to say!
Chad Dawson Media Day Quotes:
Chad Dawson Talks About Fighting Andre Ward
Can you tell us how you're feeling physically, spiritually and mentally with just a few weeks away?
"I'm in great spirits. The weight is coming off, as you can see I'm real slim (smiling). Mentally, physically everything is on point. I'm excited to be in a big fight like this. I'm excited that the fight is approaching fast. Everything is just great right now"
You've been in big fights before, is this fight with Andre Ward at the top?
"I would say this is at the top because the magnitude of the fight. You got two young guys, both champions in our divisions. The only difference is I'm going down to his division and challenging him for his title. I look at it like a big challenge for me due to the fact that I have to lose an extra seven pounds to get down to 168. So it's a challenge for me and it's a challenge I'm looking forward to. The weight is good and I left the gym yesterday weighing in at 176 pounds. I feel great."
Andre has been getting a lot of notoriety as being a pound for pound fighter, so how do you feel about fighting a guy like that?
"He's still just another fighter. I understand the fact that he won a gold medal and he has a great amateur background, but this is the pros. He's never been in there with a fighter like me. I don't care what the media says or what people say, he's never been in the ring with a fighter like me. On September 8th he's going to see something different in there, something he's never seen before."