Ward produces masterclass in one-sided victory against overweight Rodriguez
By Martin Domin - dailymail.co.uk
Andre Ward showed little sign of ring rust as he celebrated his overdue return by outclassing Edwin Rodriguez in California on Saturday night.
I'm back! Andre Ward celebrates after beating Edwin Rodriguez to retain his world super-middleweight title
But he jumped on Ward from the opening bell, attempting to land with his right hand while the champion was content to hold and frustrate. Ward did land with a ram-rod jab towards the end of the first session, a shot that would become a feature of the fight.
Class apart: Ward was able to land at will as Rodriguez struggled to compete with the world champion
But in the fourth round, referee Jack Reiss took centre stage, deducting two points from both men for refusing to break. At one point, Reiss had Ward in a headlock as he attempted to separate him from his adversary.
When the fight resumed, Ward continued to dominate, landing clean whenever Rodriguez allowed him the space to let his hands go.
Break it up: Referee Jack Reiss takes a glancing blow to the face before deducting two points from each man
Rodriguez was nothing if not game, continually looking to land with his right hand but suffering badly at the hands of Ward's counter punching, swinging in vain in response in the 10th round.
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