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Andre Ward on Point, Edwin Rodriguez is Overweight

By Luis Sandoval

WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs) had predicted that undefeated challenger Edwin Rodriguez (24-0, 16KOs) would struggle to make the 168-pounds limit - and he was right. Ward weighed 167.8-pounds at Friday's official weigh-in. Rodriguez, however, was pretty cut down and weighed two-pounds over the limit at 170-pounds. He has two hours to make the limit. The HBO televised fight takes place on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

Ward is finally making his comeback to the ring after a 15 month hiatus which was the result of a shoulder injury and the rehabilitation that followed. Rodriguez is coming off a huge victory where he won the Monte Carlo Super Middleweight tournament.

This will be Rodriguez’s first title bout while Ward will be making the 6th defense of his WBA title which he captured during his victorious run in the Super Six Tournament in 2010.

Undercard

Charles Huerta 126 vs Jonathan Arrellano 126lbs – 8 Round Featherweight bout

Brandon Gonzales 167lbs Jonathan Nelson 166lbs – 10 Round Super Middleweight bout

Juan Funez 126lbs vs.   Carlos Gonzalez 129lbs – 4 Round Featherweight bout

John Molina 141lbs vs Jorge Pimentel 142lbs – 8 Round Light Welterweight bout

Oscar Molina 153lbs vs. Carlos Sanchez 155lbs - 6 round Junior Middleweight bout

Sergio Mora 161 vs. Milton Nunez 160 – 6/8 round Middleweight bout

Justin DeLoach 154lbs Robert Hill 154lbs – 4 Round Junior Middleweights bout

DonYil Livingston 158 vs Tony Hirsch 161 – 6 Round Junior Middleweight bout

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 11-16-2013

WTF? In the pics that were posted a few days ago he looked great. Is he outgrowing the division? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by MDPopescu on 11-16-2013

The "VADA boy" is just another puppet... Ward wanted Sartison for his comeback fight, but HBO refused...

Comment by FAt tEDDY on 11-16-2013

VADA boy looked terrible. Life altering 12 rounder ahead!

Comment by MDPopescu on 11-16-2013

[QUOTE=Weebler I;13933747]Hearn doesn't want that fight, that's the truth of the matter.[/QUOTE] ... I guess you're from the U.K. ... Therefore you should know better...

Comment by Weebler I on 11-16-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13933744]I guess that Chavez Jr rather is after Bika's belt... Jr. would not risk a Froch fight next summer... Ward already called for a Froch rematch on the Wembley stadium -- but I suspect Andre asked Hearn for a huge…

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