Rodriguez fails to make weight, Ward retains belt

Rodriguez fails to make weight, Ward retains belt
November 15, 2013, 4:30 pm
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If Edwin Rodriguez can't make 180 pounds by 9 a.m. on Saturday, the fight is off. (CHRIS ROBINSON/HUSTLEBOSS)

Andre Ward took the scales and weighed in at 167.8 pounds. But his opponent, Edwin Rodriguez, came in at 170 -- two over the super middleweight limit.

As a result, Ward’s WBA and Ring Magazine world titles will not be on the line when the two square off Saturday at Ontario’s Citizens Business Bank Arena (HBO East, 7 p.m. PT; HBO West, 10 p.m.).

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Rodriguez will be docked 20 percent of his $1 million purse; $100,000 of that money will go to Ward, and the other $100,000 to the California commission.

CSNBayArea.com has also learned that Rodriguez can weigh no more than 180 pounds at a second weigh-in at 9 a.m. PT Saturday or the fight is off.