Haye stops Ruiz in 9th
By Alexey Sukachev
①WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (24-0, 22 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over 38-year-old former champ John Ruiz (44-9-1, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England. ②Haye dropped Ruiz twice in round one, the first time with the right hand almost immediately, the second time with a rabbit punch. ③Haye was deducted a point for the rabbit punch, but Ruiz was still given a count and no time to recover from the foul. ④A determined Ruiz survived the round. ⑤Haye floored Ruiz again at the end of round five and again early in round six. ⑥Ruiz’ corner finally threw in the towel in round nine. ⑦Time was 2:01.