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Ward makes weight, Rodriguez two pounds heavy

By Robert Hough at the scale
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Andre Ward 167.8 vs. Edwin Rodriguez 170

Rodriguez has two hours to make weight. “It’s significant,” said Ward, who made weight with room to spare.

Trainer Virgil Hunter was disgusted. “That’s absolute neglect. This is what happens when you give a guy more money than he deserves. He’s trying to make a mockery of the fight.”

Rodriguez’ promoter Lou DiBella, who looked quietly furious, stated “I don’t have a lot of excuses. It’s not professional. I’m embarrassed for them.”

Venue: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Goossen Tutor/DiBella Entertainment

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