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‘Bad’ Chad Dawson’s Trainer ‘ICE’ John Scully: Last Minute Analysis on Dawson-Ward Fight This Saturday

by on Sep.07, 2012, under Boxing News

Report and photo by Chris Morgan

'Ice' John Scully with CBZ reporter Chris Morgan

'Ice' John Scully with CBZ reporter Chris Morgan

OAKLAND, CA — Former pro fighter turned top boxing trainer “ICE” or “ICEMAN” John Scully was kind enough to sit down and do some Q & A with the Cyber Boxing Zone. As he prepares his charge Light Heavyweight World Champion “Bad” Chad Dawson during the final week of preparations for his now TWO days away challenge of current Undisputed Middleweight Champion Andre “SOG” Ward, these are some of his thoughts on how things have gone during training camp.

CBZ: How do you feel the training went for this fight?

ICE: At this point I am very excited about it all because Chad is so upbeat and focused. Nothing seems to be bothering or worrying him or concerning him for this fight. The longest training camp of his entire career has put him in a very, very positive frame of mind. I think that coupled with having come off the win over Hopkins has done wonders for his confidence and his outlook on his career, his training and his future.

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Andre Ward and Chad Dawson Hold Court at Kings Boxing Gym in Oakland

by on Sep.05, 2012, under Boxing News

Report and photos by Chris Morgan

Andre Ward answers questions for the media.

Andre Ward answers questions for the media.

OAKLAND, CA – September 5th, 2012 – Local favorite and current Undisputed Super Middleweight Champion Andre ‘S.O.G.’ Ward and visiting underdog ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson met with local media ahead of their upcoming September 8th showdown.

The undefeated and fifth ranked Pound for Pound fighter in the world Andre Ward (25-0-0, 13 kos) was the first to field questions as this is his hometown and gym. A common recurring question to Ward was whether he should have taken on a lesser opponent after the grueling schedule in Showtime’s Super Six boxing tournament. Andre Ward as calmly and confidently as possible stressed some strong points in retort, the main theme being that he hasn’t taken any beatings in his career and feels healthy, he assured everyone that he would take an easy fight if he needed it. Also, he laid out a plan for his career stating that he is “nearing” his prime but hasn’t reached it quite yet and that he doesn’t want to fight forever, opting to get out while still on top rather than toil away when he’s past his best. (continue reading…)

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Award Winning Actor, Comedian and America’s Got Talent (AGT) Host Nick Cannon To Serve as Ring Announcer for Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson Super Fight from Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA and live on HBO World Championship Boxing®

by on Aug.21, 2012, under Boxing News


LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2012). Nick Cannon, award winning actor, comedian, multi-media mogul, TV and radio show host takes his announcing skills to the boxing ring as the official ring announcer for the highly anticipated Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson World Championship showdown, set to take place September 8 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Cannon, CEO of NCredible Entertainment who can currently be seen weekly on NBC’s hit talent show “America’s Got Talent” as well as heard on his own nationally syndicated weekend Top 40 Countdown radio show, ‘Cannon’s Countdown’ is thrilled to be bringing his on-air “emcee” skills to sports fans in the arena and watching worldwide. (continue reading…)

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Dawson’s Trainer, John Scully, on First Reaction to Dawson-Ward

by on Jun.13, 2012, under Boxing News

Trainer "Ice" John Scully, left, with Chad Dawson (photo courtesy of John Scully)

Trainer "Ice" John Scully, left, with Chad Dawson (photo courtesy of John Scully)

“ICE” John Scully, trainer of World Boxing Counsil Light Heavyweight Champion Chad Dawson, decided to share his initial gut reaction to his fighter’s decision to fight World Boxing Association and WBC Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward on September 9th.

“Bottom line, ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson wanted this fight and made it happen, period.  He called the man out on TV and was open to making it happen by any means necessary,” says Scully. 

“Again, you don’t have to be a fan of the guy but you MUST give him his respect because if all boxers were as easy to deal with as him, boxing would be the greatest game on earth!

“He made every concession he had to just because he didn’t want to lose out on such an opponent.”

“The wait in the dressing room before a professional boxing match -that last hour- could be enough to strip a man who never boxed before of whatever pride, desire and heart he THOUGHT he had.” – Iceman John Scully, April 2002

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Huge Crowd Expected For “Once And For All: Hopkins vs. Dawson” At Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City, New Jersey

by on Apr.28, 2012, under Boxing News


(Photo courtesy of HBO) 

April 28, 2012 – Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and Caesars Atlantic City are pleased to announce that over 7,000 fans will be in the building for the epic battle taking place tonight at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey betweenWBC and Ring Magazine Light-Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and former World Champion “Bad” Chad Dawson.

“When you have a future Hall of Famer like Bernard Hopkins and a young hungry lion like Chad Dawson, two fighters who really don’t like each other, going at it, fans know they are going to witness a great night of boxing,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Boardwalk Hall has been ground zero to some of the best fights in boxing history and tonight is going to be no different. You can feel the electricity in the air. Tonight, two warriors are going to leave it all in the ring and when that happens fans are the real winners.” (continue reading…)

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