EDWIN RODRIGUEZ'S HBO DATE COMES ON HIS TWINS' SIXTH BIRTHDAY
Press Release: On September 29th, at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Edwin Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs) will headline HBO's Boxing After Dark when he takes on Union City, New Jersey's Jason Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KOs). While the bout will certainly be one of the most significant dates in Rodriguez's pro career, the date of September 29th has for some time now been a very significant day in the life of Rodriguez. On that date in 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."