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Andre Ward Dominates Rodriguez in Mismatch of Skill

Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California - In a non-title bout, fought at a catch-weight of 170-pounds, WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14KOs) dominated previously undefeated Edwin Rodriguez (24-1, 16KOs) for a twelve round unanimous decision victory. The weight limit got changed when Rodriguez failed to make weight on Friday. The scores were 118-106, 117-107, 116-108.

It was a dirty fight with a lot of rough tactics. It got so rough in the fourth round, when both fighters continued to brawl as the referee tried to pull them apart. Referee Jack Reiss got hit during the melee and exploded afterwards. He took away two points from both fighters and warned both of a possible disqualification if the rough fight continued.

Ward was landing many accurate shots on Rodriguez, who missed the majority of his counters.  In some rounds the fight was a glorified sparring session with Ward landing most punches at will. Rodriguez was cut above his left eye in the twelfth round due to a clash of heads.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nauti4life85 on 11-17-2013

[QUOTE=jrrod02;13938270]I understand this, but that seems to be the problem with every opponent. He out classes them throws one or two hard punches, but never follows up. He's too hesitant and doesn't chase the KO. If he wants to put…

Comment by El Angel on 11-17-2013

Absolutely dominate off over a year layoff against a top 10 undefeated SMW. P4P right here. [IMG]http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1920937/000_medium.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1920985/0000_medium.gif[/IMG]

Comment by JrRod on 11-17-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;13938363]Take this paragraph, warp us to 1998, and put it in a Roy Jones thread and it would fit perfectly. Not saying Ward is Roy Jones, but it's startling to see how people have said this exact same thing about…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 11-17-2013

[QUOTE=jrrod02;13938270]I understand this, but that seems to be the problem with every opponent. He out classes them throws one or two hard punches, but never follows up. He's too hesitant and doesn't chase the KO. If he wants to put…

Comment by Cutthroat on 11-17-2013

Boxing is lucky to have a guy like Ward, a true champion.

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