I think there's a serious intensity here, even though Nick Cannon talking about how it's "real serious" and there's "no smiles" was pretty corny. Ward is by all accounts just a lovely guy, but he's also a nasty SOB (and the SOG) competitively. Dawson just seems like he's got a huge chip on his shoulder. Few are giving him a chance to win here, and I think that's bothering him.
We'll have live coverage of the Ward vs Dawson show tonight, starting at 9:45 pm EDT on HBO. The Klitschko vs Charr tape delay replay will be up first, so we'll also be covering the Showtime boxing, starting at 7 pm EDT on Showtime Extreme, and continuing at 9 pm EDT on Showtime with Matthysse vs Ajose in the main event.