By Jose E. Santiago
On Saturday night at the beautiful Buckhead Theater in Atlanta GA, super welterweight Mike Ruiz (17-7, 9 KOs) won by TKO in the ninth round against local boxer and promoter Paul “The Truth” Delgado (26-11-1, 4 KOs) in a clash for the WBF Intercontinental title. After a back and forth battle in the early rounds of a scheduled ten, it was the faster and stronger Ruiz that landed the harder shots as the fight went toward the last few rounds. In the eigth Ruiz landed a solid right that stunned Delgado and dropped him center ring. Ruiz went on to drop him two more times before referee Jim Korb stopped it in the ninth. Full report coming tomorrow.