Ward sprinkled in punishing body shots in the sixth round, finding his physically depleted and technically outgunned foe easy to tag. Rather than clinch in close, Ward turned his torso to establish space and ripped off vicious punches, sparing the audience while showing Dawson no quarter. It would be disingenuous to say that the fight was exciting thus far, but it was a lack of competition, not an excess of holding and dirty tactics, that hindered excitement. Ward was simply beating the stuffing out of Dawson, who was unable to adapt or adjust and wore a mask of helpless resignation. Read more from The Cruelest Sport.