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 Last update:  11/16/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Andre Ward Dominates Rodriguez in Mismatch of Skill
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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.

Tags: Andre Ward , Edwin Rodriguez , Ward-Rodriguez , Ward vs Rodriguez


 

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comment by nauti4life85, on 11-17-2013
[QUOTE=jrrod02]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 butts in seats and become a superstar he has to become more fan friendly...

comment by El Angel, on 11-17-2013
Absolutely dominate off over a year layoff against a top 10 undefeated SMW. P4P right here. http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1920937/000_medium.gif http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1920985/0000_medium.gif

comment by jrrod02, on 11-17-2013
[QUOTE=bojangles1987]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 so many great fighters. You win, you become a star eventually, for the m...

comment by bojangles1987, on 11-17-2013
[QUOTE=jrrod02]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 butts in seats and become a superstar he has to become more fan friendly...

comment by Cutthroat, on 11-17-2013
Boxing is lucky to have a guy like Ward, a true champion.

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