‘2 Days: Andre Ward’ airs Tuesday on HBO
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward will be featured on HBO’s 2 Days on Tuesday night in advance of his defense against unbeaten contender Edwin Rodriguez on Nov. 16 at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
The episode of 2 Days: Andre Ward will be aired at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT as Ward (26-0, 14 knockouts) prepares to take on Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs).
A 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist, Ward rose to prominence by winning the Showtime Super Six tournament over current IBF counterpart Carl Froch in 2011, before earning last year’s 10th-round knockout of then-RING and WBC light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson.
In March, Rodriguez, 28, scored a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Ezequiel Maderna. In July, Rodriguez smoked Denis Grachev at 2:50 of the first round.
The wins over Maderna and Grachev, in Moncaco, meant that Rodriguez had emerged victorious from the four-man Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four tournament.
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