LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ward will fight Edwin Rodriguez on Nov. 16 in Ontario, Calif., returning to the ring after a 14-month absence.
Ward announced the bout with his fellow unbeaten 168-pounder on Friday.
Ward (26-0, 13 KOs) hasn't fought since stopping Chad Dawson on Sept. 8, 2012. The 2004 Olympic gold medalist cancelled a bout with Kelly Pavlik in January to undergo surgery on his right shoulder.
Ward already has beaten most of the world's top super middleweights, but Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs) emerged as a contender with two victories this year in Monaco, including an impressive first-round stoppage of Denis Grachev in July.
The Dominican-born Rodriguez fights out of Worcester, Mass.
HBO will televise the fight. Ward works as a boxing commentator for the network.
Wyo., ND Governors To EPA: Hey, We Need More Time On Clean Power Plan Regulations Because You Totally ‘Blindsided’ Us | Matt Vespa
House Democrats Will Try To Dissolve Select Committee On Benghazi Tonight UPDATE: Voted Down, Committee Remains | Matt Vespa
Second data storage firm emerges with possible cloud backups of Hillary Clinton's emails - twitchy.com
“Dilbert” creator Scott Adams: Trump is landing “linguistic kill shots” that will sweep him to the presidency
Thomas Sowell - Charlatans and Sheep: Part II
War Party Targets Putin and Assad | Human Events
Recycling: The Triumph of Feel-Goodism over Common Sense
Ted Cruz finds a question that the Sierra Club DARED not answer. | RedState
Homeowner Stops Three Robbers By Pleading For Mercy. Just Kidding. He Shot Them. - Bearing Arms - Guns Saving Lives, Texas