WARD RISES RAVELO FALLS.....TKO!
Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward (16-0, 11 KOs) scored an impressive eighth round TKO over Jerson Ravelo (18-3, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal in George Town, Grand Cayman. Ward bull rushed Ravelo but took a quick left hook. Ward continued throughout the night to rush in fast and furious, wild-like, hitting, ducking and pumping up the pace while Ravelo was very cautious and confused, taking punches, weakened his legs. Ward used the ring nicely and created a little space between him and his opponent. He broke down Ravelo taking the fight out of him. There was a lot of sloppiness as Ravelo hit the canvas five times on different occasions because of slips. A real knockdown finally came in the eighth round and Ravelo barely beat the count. As Ward jumped all over Ravelo, his corner threw in the towel at the same time as referee Steve Smoger stopped the fight at 2:37.