Found November 17, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
PLAYERS: Andre Ward
Andre Ward earned a lopsided unanimous decision over Edwin Rodríguez to successfully defend The Ring and WBA super middleweight belts on Saturday night at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) officially beat the 28-year-old Rodríguez (24-1, 16 KOs) by scores of 118-106, 117-107 and 116-108. Using a brilliant jab and ferocious left hook, Ward outclassed Rodríguez and absorbed virtually no punishment over 36 minutes. “It’s not always going to be a spectacular performance, but a win is a win,” said Ward, 29, who underwent the knife on January 4 to fix a small tear in … Continue reading →

An overweight Edwin Rodríguez has made ‘a mockery of’ Andre Ward

Andre Ward and Edwin Rodríguez tipped the scales Friday afternoon for tomorrow’s bout at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The 29-year-old Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) weighed 167.8 pounds and the 28-year-old Rodríguez (24-0, 16 KOs) went 170.0. Rodríguez, who is challenging Ward for The Ring and WBA super middleweight belts, was two pounds overweight and will be provided...

Ward wins in unanimous decision

Andre Ward returned from a 14-month ring absence with a lop-sided unanimous decision over Edwin Rodriguez on Saturday night, defending his WBA super middleweight title. Ward (27-0) won nearly every round in a dominant effort against the previously unbeaten Rodriguez at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The judges favored Ward 118-106, 117-107 and 116-108 over Rodriguez, who failed to...

Andre Ward's road back begins with Rodriguez

Andre Ward has spent the last 14 months in surgery, in a broadcaster's tuxedo, in a nasty public spat with his promoter - just about everywhere except the ring. Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) realizes that's no way to build a career. The U.S. Olympic champion's slow-moving star finally seemed ready to soar when he stopped Chad Dawson in September 2012, providing a signature win...

Can All The Andre Ward Hate Stop Already?

Whoever says that Andre Ward is a boring fighter are probably the ones who only look at the end game of his fights like last night and sees a near shutout on the scorecards (how it wasn’t a shutout is another topic on its own). It’s like looking at the box score in baseball to pick a MVP. You don’t find value in the newspaper – and you don’t find excitement in Ward’s...

Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez weigh-in results & photos

The weigh-ins were held today in Ontario, California, for Saturday night's HBO-televised Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez super middleweight title fight. Right here, you can find the complete Ward vs. Rodriguez weigh-in results, with the official fighter weights, photos from the weigh-ins, and more. Ward vs. Rodriguez Weigh-in Photos Ward vs. Rodriguez Weights Andre Ward...

Andre Ward Beats Rodriguez in Surgical Fashion, But What’s Next?

The fight was ugly. There was a lot of holding, wrestling and it down right dirty at times aka a typical Andre Ward fight. Also typical was Ward’s surgical like destruction of Edwin Rodriguez. For a while it looked like the fight would end with someone being disqualified because after three fouled filled rounds this happened. Once the fighters calmed down (being threatened to...

Andre Ward: Carl Forch is delusional, and I’ll stop him in a rematch

Super middleweight king Andre Ward has laid down the gauntlet to Carl Froch, declaring he can knockout the ‘delusional’ British star in a world title unification rematch. The WBA Super and Ring Magazine world champion has opened the door to a potential blockbuster matchup against the reigning IBF world champion Froch, should both men come through their upcoming battles. Ward...

Edwin Rodriguez Can’t Make Weight Will Forfeit $200k of Purse to Fight Andre Ward

The fact that Edwin Rodriguez is making a million to fight Andre Ward might be the greatest heist in boxing history. No one outside of hardcore boxing fans know Rodriguez and he hasn’t beaten anyone of note.  Putting his resume up against Ward would be like comparing Alabama to a Division III school. Considering this will be his biggest payday ever there is no way he should have...

Watch Ward & Rodriguez Weigh-In At 1PM PT

ONTARIO, CA - The countdown to “The Return”  Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez continues today as both combatants take the scales. There’s no reason to believe either fighter will not make the 168 pound weight limit but the focus will be on Edwin Rodriguez. In the months leading up to this fight, Ward repeatedly made mention of Rodriguez’s off fight physique as well as making...

Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez results

Andre "SOG" Ward returned to the ring for the first time in 14 months Saturday night on HBO, meeting undefeated challenger Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez. La Bomba failed to make weight for the bout, a surprising turn of events for what was by far the biggest fight of his career, and certainly not a good sign. But how did the fight play out? Check out the Ward vs...

Andre Ward Dominates Edwin Rodriguez in ‘The Return’

Andre Ward makes “The Return” after a 14 month layoff. Ward was back in the ring after repair work was done on his injured shoulder. His opponent was hard hitting, than undefeated Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez. Saturday nights fight took place at the Citizen Bank Center in Ontario, California by way of Goossen Tutor Promotions. […]

Ward Outclasses Rodriguez To Win By UD

ONTARIO, CA - In what was arguably one of the year’s biggest mismatches, Andre Ward defeated Edwin Rodriguez Saturday night in Ontario, California with final scores 118-106, 117-107, 116-108. A fight that was originally scheduled to be a 12 round title bout, was reduced to 10 and declared non-title after Rodriguez failed to make the 168 pound weight limit on Friday. After an...

Amir Khan: Andre Ward is a tremendous fighter, he’s going to come back in a big way

Amir Khan has hailed stablemate Andre Ward as one of the world’s very best, declaring that he’ll make an explosive ring return this weekend. The super-middleweight world champion, who holds the WBA Super and Ring Magazine titles, makes his long-awaited return to the squared circle following an injury to his shoulder which has kept him out of action since September 2012. Having...
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