North Vancouver’s Jaime Ward (1-0) was successful in her pro debut.  She hammered Brandy Badry (1-3) for four rounds to take a unanimous decision victory in a 130-pound women’s boxing bout.

Before a packed crowd at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton, Ward, 32, put on an impressive performance of ring generalship and boxing skills.

Ward did not only win her first pro fight, but she did something she failed to do on two occasions five years ago, beat Badry, 37.

Badry earned two close decision victories over Ward in the amateurs five years ago. But on Friday night, this was a different Jaime Ward.

Ward stuck to combination punches throughout the fight and was the busier of the two competitors. She also showed focus in her eyes throughout the bout, the same could not be said about her opponent.

Badry at times, would seem lost or unsure of herself in the ring as the fight wore on.

At the end of the fight, the judges scores read 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37 for Ward.

The two ladies are not looking to end their feud just yet. It is expected that Ward and Badry will meet again in a rematch before the end of the year.

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