10 – W pts 12 Edwin Rodriguez
Ward faced off against Edwin Rodriguez in November 2013. After a messy four rounds that culminated in referee Jack Reiss being hit by a stray left hand, both fighters were warned that they would be disqualified should the sloppiness continue. From there on Ward took control, out-boxing and outclassing an opponent who had stepped in to the ring three pounds over the agreed weight. ‘SOG’ took the bout by a wide 118-106, 117-107, 116-108 margin.