Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rodriguez: I Wanted To Take Wolak's Head Off, KO Him

By Bill Emes

Madison Square Garden, New York City - Junior middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez (26-5-3, 14KOs) got the biggest win of his career, a dominating ten round decision over Pawel Wolak (29-2) in their rematch on Saturday night. Unlike their "Fight of The Year" encounter which ended in a draw this past July, Rodriguez stuck to his boxing and won the majority of the rounds.

"The tactic that we practiced for much of camp, was to stay low. When I stay low I feel much stronger. Also he's a guy that throws wild hooks. I'm tall but if you're standing tall all the time it's easy to get you. I saw that in the first fight. We tried to correct that and I think we did a good at it," Rodriguez said.

In the tenth round, Rodriguez rallied hard and came close to stopping Wolak in the fight. He threw multiple combinations and tried to secure a knockout win. Rodriguez wanted to avoid the possibility of another lackluster decision.

"If you follow my career. There have been so many times when I was winning so close but I didn't get the decision. That was the first thing that me and my trainer talked about in the corner, that if we have a chance [to get a knockout] - to go for it. That second wind just kicked in and I wanted to take his head off. I wanted to finish with a knockout," Rodriguez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chiguy91 on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=vacon04;11518420]Yeah actually when he was landing those hard bombs the ref was really close to both boxers, almost ready to get between them and stop the fight.[/QUOTE] yeah i was surprised he didn't step in. great win for delvin, i…

Comment by vacon04 on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=Dominicano Soy;11515011]I was hoping the ref stopped it, round 10 was hellish.[/QUOTE] Yeah actually when he was landing those hard bombs the ref was really close to both boxers, almost ready to get between them and stop the fight.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 12-05-2011

If that was a 12 round bout I think Rodriguez could've k.o'd Wolak by the last round from the way he was hammering him in the 10th.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-04-2011

Good to see Delvin get his just due this time getting the decision when he hasn't on multiple occasions this should springboard him into a bigger money fight. Like to see him take on Vanes to show where he is…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 12-04-2011

wolak career could be done if his face continues to swell really bad too bad he wont have a title opportunity now but great win for delvin he can fight a top contender and move up in the ranks

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Roach: Cotto Would've Been Criticized for Beating Smaller Garcia Crolla Responds To Flanagan: Talks Burns Fight, Ritson, Future 'Boxing Kings' Details When Americans Ruled at Heavyweight Joshua Reveals That Takam Confronted Him After Breazeale Win DeGale: Badou Jack is Not in My Class at All - I Want Rematch! De La Hoya: If Lemieux Wins - Canelo Fight Possible if No Golovkin Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him Murata: N'dam First, Ultimately Shooting for GGG-Canelo Winner 'PBC on FOX' Tripleheader Averaged 1.48 Million Viewers Saturday Pulev: It Was Tough Decision To Withdraw From Joshua Fight Bermane Stiverne Signs Contract For Deontay Wilder Rematch Anthony Joshua Admits He's in "No Rush" To Fight in United States Showtime Viewership Went Down During Lara-Gausha Main Event Luis Nery Sets Return, Faces Arthur Villanueva on November 4 Rey Vargas To Defend WBC Belt in HBO Co-Feature To Cotto vs. Ali News: Hall of Fame Update, Steve Forbes Sets Card, More Damien Vazquez, Blair Cobbs, Tye Brooks Win in Mexico HBO Sports Head: I Commend Cotto For Facing a Young, Hungry Ali Saunders vs. Lemieux Deal Reached For December 16, HBO Photos: Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali - Go Face To Face in New York Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy’s Prez: Open to Rematch in March Joshua: Takam is Tough, Late Switch Has Not Affected Camp Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor! Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison Grinding Hard at Workouts Hearn Feels Takam Will Be More Durable Than Pulev in Joshua Bout Ricky Hatton Confident That Zhakiyanov Will Shock Burnett Team Sauerland, SPORT1 Agree on Three Year TV Deal World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final in Saudi Arabia Ray Beltran Manager is Fired Up - Tears Apart Terry Flanagan David Benavidez: Golovkin Not Slowing Down, A lot of Years Left Spence: Lamont Peterson Was the Welterweight Willing to Step Up! Frank Warren on Amir Khan: Perfect Return Bout is Bradley Skeete! Hearn: Bellew The Favorite in Rematch, Haye is Over if He Loses Shane McGuigan Has No Regrets Over Split With Frampton, Haye Lauren Confident That She Will Get Revenge on Cecilia Braekhus Conrad Cummings Inks With MTK Global Groves: If I Box Like I Did With Cox - Then Eubank Has No Chance! Beterbiev: I Was Ready For Andre Ward - I'm Ready For Anyone News: Nurse vs. Catterall, Mohamed Soltby, Andrew Moloney Botha: Joseph Parker is Like Muhammad Ali - He Can Unify Belts
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement