Andre Ward: 'I rise to the occasion against better opposition'

Andre Ward is overjoyed to successfully defend his WBC-WBA super middleweight titles against Chad Dawson.

Andre Ward was delighted to have successfully defended his WBC-WBA super middleweight titles against Chad Dawson on Saturday.

The 28-year-old American won the fight on a technical knockout in the 10th round after knocking down his compatriot three times.

"I love to win, finishing guys is the last piece of the puzzle," said Ward.

"Against better competition, I rise to the occasion. I don't know what's next after that.

"A move to light-heavyweight at some point is not out of the question."

Saturday's fight was held in Ward's hometown of Oakland.

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