Rodriguez Wants Andre Ward After Super Four Tourney
By "Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendo
On March 30th, super middleweight contender Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez (22-0-15 KO's) will be facing Ezequiel Maderna (19-0-13 KO's) at Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo in Monaco. This fight is part of the "Super Four" tournament, where four fighters will compete for the prize of one million - with the final match on July 13. The fights will be held at the catch-weight of 171 pounds. In the secon bracket, Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) and Denis Grachev (12-1-1, 8 KOs) will battle.
Rodriguez does not plan to stick around at 175-pounds. After the tourney is over, he intends to go back down to the super middleweight division. The fight he wants most is a title showdown with WBC/WBA champion Andre Ward.
Rodriguez told Boxeo Estelar Radio - "I'm determined to get that [fight with Ward] and become the best at 168 pounds. That's the fight I want and that's the fight where I'll prove just how good I am. I have the mentality and physical style to defeat Ward."
Giancarlo Oquendo is TV boxing analyst for PRSN Network and the podcast "Boxeo Estelar Radio." Follow him on twitter @mrboxingtab.
[B]Hey why not....[/B]Comment by Tuavale on 03-25-2013
Although this is a terrific tourney for him because the purses are excellent. Winner gets $500K is my understanding. Edwin's opponent is a little known Argentinean with an undefeated record. He doesn't have any real notables on his pro record…Comment by ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY on 03-24-2013
How is the guy Edwin is fighting this week???Comment by ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY on 03-24-2013
[B]December in Cancun, Mexico...[/B] [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9erdZ9VelQ[/url]Comment by MASTER1454 on 03-22-2013
[QUOTE=springfiels;13172655]Lol super 4 tournament y'nah! Sounds ridiculous... If Andre Ward is seriously about cementing a legacy like he says he will be ringside for Froch-Kessler II and call-out the winner, beat them again worse than the first time, and then…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (16)