Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 2/24/12
Edwin 'La Bomba' Rodriguez carrying on Massachusetts boxing tradition From John L. Sullivan and Sandy Saddler, to Rocky Marciano and "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, Massachusetts has been home for some of boxing's all-time greats. The 21st century, though, has been somewhat lean, quantity-wise, to the point that Bay State boxers in particular, New England fighters in general, have been unfairly given a bad rap for being built-up against inferior opposition, overrated and protected. Dominican-born super middleweight contender Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez, who moved to Massachusetts like Hagler, will carry on the Massachusetts fighting tradition on March 17 in his HBO debut against Donovan "Da Bomb" George, live from the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The 10-round, non-title fight between the International Boxing Federation's ("IBF") No. 3-ranked Rodriguez (20-0, 14 KOs) and No. 11-rated Donovan (22-1-1, 19 KOs) with world title shot implications for the winn...
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