Date: 17th November 2013 at 12:05pm
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Andre Ward continues on the winning path.

Yesterday, in our build-up to the fight in the USA that heralded the much awaited comeback, after injury, of Andre Ward, we questioned whether Ward, after a fourteen month lay-off, would be the same fighter.

With the build-up blighted by his opponent, Edwin Rodriguez, failing to meet the 170 pound limit, by two pounds, meaning Ward?s WBA title wasn?t at risk, there was always the chance that Ward might switch off.

Thankfully that was not the case with Ward extending his undefeated record, thereby ending that of his opponent, with a very one-sided unanimous points decision with the judges awarding the fight to Ward by the following margins

? 118-106

117-107

116-108

Ward totally dominated his opponent and his superior work-rate ensured Rodriguez was always facing an up-hill battle. The fourth round saw a controversial incident though when the referee, Jack Reiss, was forced to step in and deduce two points from both boxers after they indulged in something akin to a wrestling match.

After the deduction Ward continued to dominate and landed bug punches that troubled his opponent in both the 4th and 10th rounds.

Having his arm raised in triumph it was great to see that the fourteen month absence from the ring hadn?t taken anything out of Ward and all that remains now is to see who his next opponent will be!