Fight Pick & Preview - Ward vs. Rodriguez:
Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward emerges from moth balls on November 16 to face unbeaten challenger Edwin Rodriguez. The bout takes place at a terrific venue at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California. This is one fight where you can disregard alphabet titles. Despite his 14-month sabbatical, Ward is by any reasonable measure the undisputed champion at 168 pounds.
Date: November 16, 2013
Site: Citizens Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Weight Class: Super Middleweight Championship: 12 Rounds
Andre Ward, 26-0 (14 KOs), Oakland, CA
Edwin Rodriguez, 24-0 (16 KOs), Worcester, MA
Credit: Alexis Cuarezma - Goossen Tutor
Ward’s title run at super middleweight is not merely noteworthy, but historic. The division’s legacy is thin, being that it only really started in the second-half of the 80’s. It has still seen its fair share of good champions and Ward may have already surpassed names like Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank in the top fi...