Vancouver’s Jaime Ward called her shot in the curtain-raiser, a four-round super featherweight match against Edmonton’s Brandy Badry. Hours before the opening bell, Ward said she intended to force Badry into retreat mode by beating her to the punch — and it worked like a charm.
Making her pro debut, Ward won 11 of the 12 rounds on the three scorecards thanks to relentless pressure behind a snapping jab that opened a small cut beside Badry’s right eye in the second round.
Badry, 2-2, showed a lot of heart in lasting the limit, but she simply had no answer for Ward’s aggression.
By Murray Greig ,Edmonton Sun