By Robert Hough at the scale
Photo: Big Joe Miranda
Unbeaten super middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, who weighed in two pounds heavy at 170, was unsuccessful in shedding the excess poundage and he never came back to the scale. He will be fined 20% of his $1 million purse with $100,000 going to Ward, $100,000 to the California Commission.
Rodriguez will also not be eligible to win the WBA title when he fights Andre Ward on Saturday night. According to promoter Dan Goossen, he must reweigh at 9AM and be under 180 lbs.