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DiBella on Ward-Rodriguez: No Deal if The Same Offer

By Rick Reeno

Late Friday night, WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs) announced on the social networks that he signed his portion of the bout agreement to defend his title against undefeated contender Edwin Rodriguez (24-0, 16KOs) on November 16th on HBO. However, Rodriguez's promoter Lou DiBella does not expect a deal unless the financial terms are increased. Rodriguez was previously offered $800,000.

"If the offer is the same then our answer is the same. It won't be a long conversation. If the deal is right, then nobody on Rodriguez's team - not myself, not [manager] Al Haymon, not [trainer] Ronnie Shields - none of us would be opposed to the fight," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

HBO has reportedly placed over $3 million dollars on the table for the fight - and Rodriguez's team believe the current offer is too low based on the fact that Ward's side is retaining the entire gate and other sources of revenue.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by EZ E on 09-14-2013

"Take the money and run"?? My thoughts exactly!!

Comment by turnedup on 09-14-2013

Take the money and run...

Comment by HeroBando on 09-14-2013

800k is already ridiculous for a no name like Rodriguez. He should go fight Bika for a fraction

Comment by MDPopescu on 09-14-2013

Rodriguez should bring money from home in order to be allowed to enter the ring with the big star Andre Ward. Actually, Ward is entitled to take all the money and don't fight at all -- because he wins anyway.

Comment by EZ E on 09-14-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13742744]Late Friday night, WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs) announced on the social networks that he signed his portion of the bout agreement to defend his title against undefeated contender Edwin Rodriguez (24-0, 16KOs) on November 16th on…

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