2 Days: Andre Ward will be aired at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT on Nov. 5 as Ward (26-0, 14 knockouts) prepares to take on Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs).
A 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist, Ward rose to prominence by winning the Showtime Super Six tournament over current IBF counterpart Carl Froch in 2011, before earning last year’s 10th-round knockout of then-RING and WBC light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson.
In March, Rodriguez, 28, scored a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Ezequiel Maderna. In July, he blasted out Denis Grachev at 2:50 of the first round, afterward calling the win “the biggest, most important of my career.”
The wins over Maderna and Grachev, in Moncaco, meant that Rodriguez had emerged victorious from the four-man Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four tournament.
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