Andre Ward spoke to the media after dominating Edwin Rodriguez to a unanimous decision. Ward talked about the Rodriguez bout, the weight and VADA controversies before the fight, potential showdowns with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Gennady Golovkin, and when he might move to light heavyweight.
Edwin Rodriguez spoke to the media after losing a decision to super middleweight champ Andre Ward. Rodriguez, who didn’t make weight for the fight, says he’s moving up to light heavyweight where his promoter, Lou DiBella, believes he will win a world title. Rodriguez and DiBella believe middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin can give Ward a fight.
Edwin Rodriguez missed weight for Saturday’s fight with Andre Ward, in what is becoming an all-too common story in boxing.
Andre Ward had no trouble making weight for his super middleweight title defense against Edwin Rodriguez, despite being inactive for the last 14 months, tipping the scales at 167.8 pounds. Rodriguez, however, weighed 170 pounds, two pounds over the division limit. (Video added to blog item.)
Mike Tyson will star in an HBO documentary on Saturday night before joining Jim Lampley as co-host for the live telecast of the Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez fight.