EDWIN RODRIGUEZ HEADLINES HBO BOXING AFTER DARK SEPTEMBER 29 ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS WIFE GIVING BIRTH TO THEIR PREMATURE TWINS. RODRIGUEZ - "OUR TWINS ARE THE TRUE CHAMPIONS"
New York, NY (7/30/ 12) -
On September 29, at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Worcester's favorite son
Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KO's) will headline a special
edition HBO "Boxing After Dark" Triple-Header when he takes on Union
City, New Jersey's Jason Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KO's). At stake for
Rodriguez against the heavy-handed Escalera is not only his undefeated
record but also his standing in the world ratings. Rodriguez is
currently rated #3 by the IBF, #4 by the WBC, and #8 by the WBA, at
super middleweight. An impressive victory on September 29 will move him a
giant step closer to a world championship opportunity. HBO will begin
live coverage of the event at 9:30 PM ET/PT.
While his upcoming bout
will certainly be one of the most significant dates in his professional
boxing career, the date of September 29 has for some time now been a
very significant day in the life of Rodriguez.
On September 29, 2006,
Rodriguez' future wife Stephanie gave birth to the couple's twins, Edwin
Jr. and Serena. The children were born nearly four months premature,
weighing just over one pound each. What ensued was a 122-day stay for
the twins at the UMass Memorial Medical Center neonatal intensive care
unit (NICU) in Worcester where doctors struggled day in and day out to
keep the twins alive.
Below is a link to the
inspiring story written about the twins by Edwin's father in law,
Richard Herrick, Professor of Chemistry and Edward A. O'Rorke Professor
in the Liberal Arts at Holy Cross. After reading one can better
understand why no matter what Rodriguez accomplishes in his professional
boxing career, the undefeated super middleweight contender continuously
states that "Our twins are the true champions."
can be purchased through the Foxwoods MGM Grand box office by calling 1
(800) 200-2882. Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100 and $200.
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