Ronnie Shields: “Edwin ‘La Bomba’ Rodrgiuez is cut from the same cloth as Holyfield, Tyson, and Whitaker”

By Joseph Herron - 11/12/2013 - Comments

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Video by Carlos Sacriste – On November 16th, at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California, undefeated Super Middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs) will take his first step in achieving boxing immortality when he challenges incumbent title holder Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (for his Super WBA 168 pound championship.

In this revealing and intimate video featurette, Edwin Rodriguez, legendary trainer Ronnie Shields, and expert conditioning coach Danny Arnold discuss the Super Middleweight title challenger’s preparation for the highly anticipated championship contest.

While most fight fans and boxing writers are heavily favoring the reigning title holder on November 16th, Edwin’s prolific trainer truly believes that his fighter is unlike anything Ward has ever seen in the ring.

“Edwin Rodriguez is definitely cut from the same cloth as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker,” claims Ronnie Shields. “He’s one of the best fighters out there. I think what separates Edwin from Froch, Kessler, or Abraham, is that his talent is beyond all three of those fighters.”

“Those guys are really good fighters, but Edwin’s natural ability is so much better than anyone Andre Ward has faced in his professional career.”

“Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez” Super WBA World Championship contest is slated to take place on Saturday, November 16th, at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California with doors opening at 3:00 PM PT and the first non-televised 3:15 PM PT. 

“Ward vs. Rodriguez” will be televised live on HBO® World Championship Boxing at 10:00 ET/PT.

The special event is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with SOG Promotions and sponsored by Toyota Vayamos Juntos, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, and the City of Ontario. The “Ward vs. Rodriguez” Championship fight is presented in association with DiBella Entertainment.
Tickets priced at $200, $125, $75, $50 and $25 are available at Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office or online at or by calling AXS at 888-929-7849.