DiBella Entertainment President Lou DiBella took time out of business schedule to address some of the questions about the Edwin Rodriguez and Andre Ward situation where Ward stated in another interview that, they tried to make the fight but Edwin rejected the offer. Lou who is known to get straight to the point that is exactly what he does here, 'They made an offer they knew we would refuse, that's just it, everyone involved knew what it would take. I think HBO tried to make the fight happen but they wouldn't even let Edwin make what he did in the finals in Monaco." said DiBella
Ward did a great job of trying to mask the facts of the situation, when they knew they had no real intentions of making this fight possible, it was more of a smokescreen by his team to blind the fans. 'We are ready, willing, and able to take the fight it's just making the money will obtain.. Edwin has to make the biggest payday of his career and I have to be paid too. HBO is willing to put up good money, but Andre Ward is one of the top pound for pound fighters out there, he must bring in a huge gate, and sponsorship all that money too, there should be enough to pay us too. Al Haymon wants the fight, Edwin wants the fight, it's just the fact is we want a fair deal and a negotiation. What I received was a take it or leave it number and the number I got wasn't good enough."