Dominating Super-Middleweight world champion Andre Ward will take on Chad Dawson on HBO Championship Boxing September 8th in one of the most anticipated bouts of the year. The Andre Ward vs Chad Dawson Odds have the 5th ranked pound-4-pound Ward favoured at a 5-2 margin over Dawson who is ranked #10 pound-4-pound. The former Gold-Medallist Ward, 25-0, 13 KO’s, has developed into a beautiful architect of the science in the paid ranks and looked invincible in his one-sided win over Carl Froch in December. “Bad” Chad Dawson, 31-1, 17 KO’s, has only a single blemish on his own ledger and is coming off a one-sided win over future Hall-Of-Famer Bernard Hopkins. Below is a closer look at this HBO Championship Boxing bout from our fight picks experts. The Andre Ward vs Chad Dawson Odds have Dawson as a +220 $1000 to win $2200) underdog on the Sports Odds Vegas.
Fight Picks Analysis: These are two of the fastest and most elusive fighters in the game but Chad Dawson has more question marks on his side than Andre Ward. In his controversial loss two years ago against Jean Pascal the 30-year old Dawson showed some of his flaws when it comes to counterpunching and focus. Ward, 28, is both an outstanding counterpuncher and his focus is that of a brain surgeon. Ward is a brilliant in-fighter and he has the ability to hit from the left side of the plate with an equal amount of skill. Dawson stands too straight up at times and Ward should be able to land his deadly accurate straight right hand. The Andre Ward vs Chad Dawson Odds have the Total at 9.5 Rounds with the Over at -625.
This fight will be held at 168 lbs. which gives Dawson a slight size advantage. That advantage shouldn’t be significant with Ward carrying his 168 lbs. on his 6’0″ frame very well. Their should be some missile-like exchanges in this one with the slightly more polished Ward coming out for the better. Expect Ward to control the action and come away with a 116-112 or 117-11 win on the cards.
Fight Picks Play: Andre Ward -300 for 3 UNITS ($3000 to win $1000)
The Andre Ward vs Chad Dawson Odds Power Ratings
Boxing Ability: 10/9
Advantage: Ward +7