“I've always said it. Ward is a brilliant analytical boxer with great reflexes, technique, and improvisational ability. Dawson is technically sound, unimaginative, and inflexible, negating many of his obvious physical gifts. He doesn't throw down (unless it's Hopkins on his back), he doesn't shift down when the going gets rough, and he really only has his one-two, one-one-two-three combos. I predicted Ward would flummox and dismantle him, breaking his will. There it is.” —Mortcola wasn't surprised that Dawson got steamrolled