What's next for Andre Ward?
After a dominating Chad Dawson on Saturday night, Ryan Maquinana discusses who Ward could fight next.
I'm very rewarding it was tough over the weekend and he maintained his. Trio of super middleweight world title belts 810 round. Technical knockout of Chad Dawson here to talk a little box and Ryan -- can now that who was at the fight I'm good to see it's it's too. Andre Ward is. I don't -- -- best kept secret in boxing people -- certainly you do people around here do. He's local he's not world famous yet. But he may be -- and that was an impressive win. Well I mean he just keeps passing every test put in front of them. Three years ago when the super six tournament started there were a lot of questions of whether or not you've beaten anybody and yet Eagles found its number one guy and the division in the cal Kessler. Then last December there are questions whether or not he'd be able to withstand the power and the pressure of cough drops and Eagles on wins nine rounds against front with a broken left hand. And then you have this fight. What a performance what more can I say the guy had a five. Inch reach advantage and Andre and yet he neutralize that boxing building -- ability and he finished him with the type of surgical. Beautifully brutal finish that you'd like to see out of a paper view caliber fighter -- Collison at that point told the rap up dot. And he needed to stop Ward's 26 and -- fourteen knockouts he's never lost. Absolutely I mean he's. He's at this level now where I'm allowed to -- considering him to be the number three pound for pound fighter behind. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao and he's trying to get to that next level and that type of fight that could do it for him I think. Is this Saturday there's going to be the middleweight championship of the world between Julio center Thomas junior the son of a legend. And Sergio Martinez Martinez is a true champion but if I'm Andre who's gonna be there Las Vegas. I don't know if he's gonna call the winner. But I'd -- friend that. Child as winds -- like because he's that type of guy who consult a lot of people views with that. Name of that household name yeah he's got the Mexican fan base behind them and and that's the type of fight him and Andre maybe had 168. To be a big pay per -- -- Because ward on his own right now cannot carry a big pay per view fight although as a fighter do you think you should. But just -- everything else that goes into it right now he's not can -- that correct absolutely one of the biggest factors I think as far as building a fighter from. Really good champion were -- is right now to a paper view superstar I think it's a big name foil. A big opponent to help him drive there is some interest for people view. And for Manny and for Floyd that I was -- -- player he was able to help them. A cross that bridge into the crossover superstar them and for Andrei. I think that that Thomas would help them reach up is it his style Ryan is at that. You know he can fight and he's got lost but he's not flashy he's more efficient is that hurting him as far as promoting. Well was the B I think he answered a lot of questions last Saturday with the way he finished not tonight you know this power surge. Came out of nowhere for some people that. I in the when he knocked him down in the third in the fourth in the tent and it was it was a virtuoso performance that. I haven't seen in quite some time and you know people say that you can't be that you people like to point out that Floyd Mayweather. As far as you have to be polarizing you have to be flamboyant as far as being able to. To sell but look at Manny Pacquiao when he came up. Everyone looked and Manny -- -- devoutly religious guy he really understated a family man just like Andre but the difference was. Manning would -- great. Explosive displays whether it was a decision or knockout and I think it's unless silent Saturday Andre is capable of giving those of how many weights could you find it differently how much flexibility -- Well I know it's funny at 168 under -- got us that. Now we go after the fight he actually spoke about moving up to 175. The light heavyweight division in testing the waters there. You look at Roy Jones again like Roy Jones who started out 16168. Moved all the way up -- heavyweight I mean who knows everybody's different but. -- is the type of guy with the type of skills. That could transcend more than one weight class Brian back and got our our.