Abdusalamov vs. Rodriguez Heating Up
Tensions rose and a scuffle broke out between heavyweight prospects Magomed "Mago" Abdusalamov (12-0, 12 KOs) and Pedro Rodriguez (8-0, 6 KOs) at todays' Superbrawls weigh-in for tomorrow's (Friday, February 3) ESPN Friday Night Fights broadcast from the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas.
The two undefeated big men will meet in a potentially explosive eight-round televised feature attraction tomorrow night.
"This is typical Russian/Cuban rivalry that goes back to amateur boxing for many, many years," said Superbrawls co-promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing.
Abdusalamov was the 2005 and 2006 Russian amateur champion at super heavyweight and Rodriguez is a former member of the Cuban national team. "These two countries are always at the top and they've learned to despise each other and yet respect each other. You won't see a Russian give any ground to a Cuban and vice ve...