Ward: 'To beat (Dawson) the way we did, it takes me to a whole new level'
Andre Ward joins Chronicle Live, claiming that his latest victory put him on a new level.
Back on September the eighth Andre Ward -- He looked up on Chad Dawson he cements himself as one of the best players going in the game he joins us right here. Thanks very much -- and also Ryan knocking on he's our fight sports guy we're gonna get to his list and just a minute money pool sticks around for this Andre why are these guys ripping you come on the second. Tonight that you are the toughest guy here you gotta fight but money stick a gimme eagle Jeff ribs or what's going on they -- anybody can do the united. Think it might leave well -- -- exactly -- let's talk about that fight did that put you in a new stratosphere of fighters are things -- It -- are changing for you and a very good way or I think over the last two and a half years enough for the top competition in my weight class and that's really the wind with the Chad Dawson fight like you mentioned get this guy was. The man and I think he's still the man a light heavyweight. And to be able to beat him and beat on the way we did it -- take me to a whole other level of money how convincing most of what does that mean front rewards career. It was I think you answered a lot of questions because even though the kids undefeated as a kid the man is undefeated. There was still these nagging skeptics out there he knows about it you know -- well you know he's not doing -- he's not doing that he's not doing this well against -- the ultimate reflected everything. You know. I'll boxed him -- went through all slugger knocked him down beat him out so I don't know what's left to do. After the fight release financial. Questions all right Ryan knocking on you come out -- your pound for pound lists in the top ten we'll start at ten and we'll move all the way -- to one wanted to take us through the top ten list that -- UC Bay Area fighters right now. I gotta think this guy's gonna be near the top one that was sent. -- think there's a chance on the right. Maybe maybe a little wanna you know we got to start with -- -- America ten he's and Eagles and have older brother he's going to be playing too funny sykora. Had a 112 pounds of -- -- -- for him on -- -- -- former world champion. And she's up there. Most of the moral. Who -- the flyweight champion she's actually looking to unify her titles with Ava Knight who looked absolutely impressive. The last time out against Mario wanted to rents Mexico City she's actually number five -- list. The sent this to -- 02 slots to. Adrian corner in his opportunity for a world title fight and we have any Gonzales who trains with Andre in -- his get the trade with were under. Moving up the list you've got it the night well I think she's the most underrated fighter in North County into Boston thought -- -- punch. And I would love to see that unification bout with the moral Karim mayfield won a story I was the guy who was wrapping his hand with five pairs of socks. And the the more projects now he's gonna make -- -- HBO debut this Saturday against -- -- -- Robert Guerrero look at what it has about Robert he's he -- of the tank in July. Against Sosa guy dean and now he's going to be fighting Andre -- -- On November 24 in Ontario that's -- huge fight for him and possibly -- him into the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes if he can pull that one out. And in need of an -- Number two leading up that Andre had an eagle looked very impressive two weeks ago. Against Scioscia can she'll go to the paraphrase. Omar little from the -- come to contain the best and it's the best. It's -- these children came up until their two times that fight both times did he ended up on the campus now as Osama Andre earlier in the green room the most impressive. Way he did it. He did it with the right hand and everyone's expecting not my outlook. Oh yeah how proud are you of the Bay Area boxing scene and names and analysts -- an extremely proud. They are you boxing used to be a lot bigger. And what it was on on both sides of the bridge. And press mound to mean even that top five right did a good. -- -- The goals no need to I mean I know all of those people and and for them to president of public knowledge in the Bay Area. Just an unbelievable thing in his brilliance and it's not in a great light on the Bay Area obviously what's next for you what do you want to come next on your fight card. Well. I mean a strategic element of strategic spot right now because I've fought some of the best in the division as I mentioned earlier and right now we wanna make the transition from fighting on just. Premium network television which is great. To fighting and and become the paper you guys. And so that being said we got to make the right decisions and -- Kelly pavlik is -- name that's been thrown out there were negotiations former middleweight champion. He feels like he's got one last -- my job listed to not let that happen so. Those kind of guys while we're waiting on May be a mega fight to take place. But well you know you're promoted -- I spoke to -- on the phone earlier today he told me looks like January 26 has been finalized yet on HBO against Kelly pavlik. What is it about Kellen Jones a former middleweight champion is decent but it's a big name how does that really get you into that stratosphere of paper if you start. Well I think to a degree Ryan I make a play in the waiting game right now there's not a lot of big name and that that's the problem we have but it's a good problem because I fought. Have been fortunate enough to beat. The guys that -- beaten so Kelly Kelly probably the next best guy he's a guy that has had some problems outside the ring. He's no longer on topics are the cabinet title but he still hungry and you better believe that that Kelly the ghost to come back the skin Kelly pavlik is coming to fight. He's as what he's known for so. You know some some skeptics would say that the way -- washed up he's done but you know we're not mind that this is another opportunity for him to be you know the best super middleweight world. I got less than a minute here I've got to get a quick comment about Emanuel -- passing away the fight game this is a great man and a great name. I know the Detroit boxing scene is Lester for -- the boxing community's really -- There's no question I mean he had some great fighters and have a clocked him in Detroit. Thomas turns obviously the big got a little take of most the ball. But he really was a guy who influence on the people in the community there. I think he saved some lives just by getting them in the into the gym work with these guys and let you know if somebody cares about. There was an error would middleweight division. What slam bang with four guys who could busted that it was one of the great terrorism boxing's all time. And Andre -- still some great things in the Bay Area thanks so much chance we always appreciate he seemed pretty should be.