Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez Set for November 16th on HBO
Injuries, promotional issues and problems with the network have kept Andre Ward out of the ring for over a year now, but finally he has an opponent and a credible one at that.
Here is what the champ had to say courtesy of Boxing Scene.
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“I’m excited to get back in the ring on November 16,” stated the champion Ward. “The opponent is Edwin Rodriguez. He’s a young, hungry, undefeated fighter who doesn’t believe he can lose and it’s my job to change his mind. I think he and his team feel like they are going to catch me slipping coming off of surgery and the layoff. I try to live like a champion. I stay in the gym, eat well, and don’t abuse my body and this rest that I got was needed. I don’t feel like the layoff will hurt me, I feel like it will help me. It allowed me to rest mentally and physically, and I want to show the fans on November 16 that I’m better than I was before I left.”