Ward cuts Dawson down to size

Super middleweight champ knocks down challenger three times en route to TKO

Originally Published: September 8, 2012
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- There has never been a knock on super middleweight champion Andre Ward's ability. He was a 2004 U.S. Olympic gold medalist and the 2011 fighter of the year, he hasn't lost a fight since he was a 12-year-old amateur, and he is as skilled as they come inside the boxing ring.

If there was one area of issue, it was simply that for all his enormous talent, Ward hadn't scored many knockouts or made enough exciting fights.

Until Saturday night, when he took care ...

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