When Edwin Rodriguez takes on Craig Baker on Saturday in Boston, he’s returning not only to his home territory, but also to the area of one of his most memorable victories. It will be his first fight in New England since 2012.
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Edwin Rodriguez’s first love was baseball. That should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. For a country of about 10 million, the Dominican has produced a wealth of baseball talent, like Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. Even some guys who didn’t play for the Boston Red Sox.