In his first defence of the World Boxing Association heavyweight title, David Haye dismantled American John Ruiz in nine rounds on this day in 2010 at MEN Arena in Manchester.
The Londoner laid on a brutal beating from the start, knocking down Ruiz twice in the first round, once with a right hand and then on a rabbit punch. Ruiz managed to steady himself from that point and inch his way back into the fight, but Haye continued to the assault and knocked down the challenger again in the fifth and sixth rounds.
Finally, Ruiz’s corner threw in the towel in the ninth round and the fight was stopped by referee Guillermo Perez. Haye won all but one of the rounds.
Other memorable events that have happened on this day:
1930: The Montreal Canadiens sweep the Boston Bruins in two games for the Stanley Cup.
1988: Mario Lemieux wins the NHL scoring title.
2004: Graham Lee on Amberleigh House wins the Grand National.
2006: The Florida Gators, led by future NBA stars Joakim Noah and Al Horford, beat UCLA 73-57 in the NCAA Championship Game.
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