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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 3, 2010

Boxing: Haye stops Ruiz with TKO to retain WBA title

Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England David Haye made a successful first defense of his WBA heavyweight title, knocking down John Ruiz four times Saturday before the American challenger's corner stopped the fight in the ninth round.

The 29-year-old Haye sent Ruiz to the canvas twice in the first round but Ruiz survived until his trainer waved the white towel in the third minute of the ninth round.