Rodriguez, Escalera make weight for B.A.D. headliner


Edwin Rodriguez and Jason Escalera made weight for their super middleweight main event topping tomorrow night’s HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader, airing live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Rodriguez (21-0, 14 knockouts), THE RING’s No. 9-rated super middleweight from Worcester, Mass., weighed in at the contracted 166 pounds (two pounds under the super middleweight division limit).

Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KOs), an unbeaten super middleweight from Union City, N.J., came in one pound lighter than Rodriguez at 165. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds and Rodriguez’s regional USBA title is on the line.

Undefeated junior featherweight prospect Luis Orlando Del Valle weighed in at 122 pounds for his co-featured bout against two-division titleholder Vic Darchinyan, who came in at 121. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and Del Valle’s regional NABF title is on the line.

Canadian welterweight standout Antonin Decarie weighed 147 pounds for his scheduled 10-round bout against undefeated prospect Alex Perez, who came in at 146.

All three bouts will be aired on HBO’s Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

At the weigh in, DiBella Entertainment, which promotes Rodriguez, presented birthday presents to Rodriguez’ twins, Serena and Edwin, Jr., who turn six tomorrow. The entire room serenaded the twins with an impromptu version of Happy Birthday.

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