Byrd, Ruiz earn decisions, keep titles
NEW YORK -- Chris Byrd felt the power and found the canvas. Then Jameel McCline found out what made Byrd a heavyweight champion in the first place.
Giving away 56 pounds and several inches, Byrd survived a second-round knockdown and a bigger man's punch to retain his IBF heavyweight title Saturday night on a split decision by the narrowest of margins.
The fight was the best of two title bouts at Madison Square
Garden. In the other, WBA champion John Ruiz retained his title
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