Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) makes his long-awaited return to the ring to defend his 168-pound championships in Ontario, CA at the Citizens Business Bank Arena as he takes on Super Middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
Tickets for the Ward vs. Rodriguez fight are now on sale.
Tickets are priced at $200, $125, $75, $50 and $25 (plus fees) and will be available at Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office or online at AXS.com or by calling AXS at 888-929-7849 starting TODAY Friday, September 27. For more information, please visit www.CBBankArena.com. Doors Open at 3:00 p.m. with the first non-televised bout starting at 3:15 p.m. and the televised featured fighters at 6:30 p.m.
This isn’t exactly a mega-fight for Andre Ward, but it’ll be nice to simply see him back in action once again. It will have been a year since his destruction of Chad Dawson, and his thorough, one-sided beat down of Carl Froch was a year before that. Injuries and fight postponements have conspired to keep Ward on the shelf, ruining much of the momentum he had built up with his Super Six championship and his string of high profile fights.
In Rodriguez, he meets an undefeated challenger, with a great back story for the folks over at HBO, and one of the best possible opponents out there for him at this time given the current schedules of everyone else.