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Ruiz stops Adams in fourth round

Updated: February 19, 2010, 11:38 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Edel Ruiz stopped former WBA super-bantamweight champion Clarence "Bones" Adams in the fourth round Friday night in a featherweight fight.

Ruiz, from Mexico, stunned Adams with a straight right to the head in the closing seconds of the third round, with Adams immediately clinching to avoid followup shots.

Ruiz remained the aggressor in the fourth and connected with combinations to the head, trapping Adams on the ropes. With the ropes keeping Adams from hitting the canvas, ...

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