Ward won't rest on his laurels
WBA and WBC super-middleweight superstar Andre Ward said he was aware the queue was forming to end his unbeaten record.
The classy 28-year-old turned in another stand-out performance to stop fellow American Chad Dawson inside 10 rounds at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Saturday night and claim a 26th successive win. He had already dropped his opponent to the canvas in the third and fourth rounds when Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs) told referee Steve Smoger he had enough. Ward (26-0, 14 KOs), who beat Nottingham fighter Carl Froch last year, said he still had room for improvement and had work to do to cement his legacy in the sport. "There's still a lot of work to be done," said Ward. "We gotta get back to work. I know there's a lot of guys watching this on TV that want a piece of me and we gotta be ready for this."