It almost seemed a cruel juxtaposition to make Andre Dirrell and James DeGale weigh in for their fight in front of Boston’s historic marketplace Faneuil Hall on Friday.
Edwin Rodriguez has fought unbeaten guys before. Four times, in fact. Three of those dudes walked away without their zeroes. The fourth was Andre Ward, so no knock there.
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.