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.).
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.