Advertisement
Advertisement

Wolak: I'll Be Tougher, Better For Rodriguez Rematch

By Mike Coppinger

For the past few months following his fight of the year candidate with Delvin Rodriguez, Pawel Wolak has been linked to a number of opponents for the Antonio Margarito-Miguel Cotto 2 undercard on Dec. 3 at Madison Square Garden.

After all the posturing, Wolak’s match will be the one everyone wanted it to be – a rematch of his draw with Rodriguez – and the New Jersey resident couldn’t be happier.

“I think it worked out perfectly,” Wolak told BoxingScene. “It was my idea in the very beginning, even after the [first] fight I went down to Vegas on purpose just to see if Top Rank wanted to do the fight. So I’m glad they actually finally agreed to it.”

With the first fight ending in draw, Wolak vows to perform better this time around.

“I will be better, I will be tougher. I have to do better,” Wolak proclaimed. “I also think that was a little bit of a freak thing with the eye (referring to the huge swelling on his eye in the bout which resembled a baseball). That doesn’t usually happen. I’m definitely going to be way tougher, way smarter in this fight.”

Wolak sees some weaknesses he can exploit in his opponent, but also is expecting a better Rodriguez this go around.

“I watched the fight with my trainers, we all watched the fight,” said Wolak, 30. “I know Delvin Is going to be looking at things, he’s going to come in better shape, he’s going to come in tougher, so we gotta get it done. It’s definitely going to be a battle, it’s going to be an entertaining fight.”

Mike Coppinger is a regular boxing freelancer for USA TODAY and Ring Magazine. He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, the Ring Ratings Advisory Panel and the Yahoo! Sports Boxing Panel. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vacon04 on 10-04-2011

I think Delvin won the first fight, and he was just coming back from a long layoff, so my prediction is that Delvin will now clearly beat Wolak.

Comment by sebastianb7312 on 10-04-2011

Who cares? your fighting a WW.... Delvin takes it... Its funny Delvin has no comment at all, nothing to say... Pretty crazy... Than you got big mouths like Queen Khan talkin every single day lookin like a fool... LOL...

Comment by mshap on 10-04-2011

I dont see it going much differently than their 1st fight -- actually I think that Rodriguez will do a little better this time, not Wolak....

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 10-04-2011

Wolak has to go to the body to slow down delvin but I think delvin takes it

Comment by ghns1133 on 10-04-2011

he was plenty tough he just needs work on his headmovement

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Freddie Roach Feels Albert Pagara Could Be Future World Champ "Fighting Words" - Keith Thurman: Once Upon A "One Time" Golovkin vs. Eubank Deal Hangs in The Balance Over Sky Money Deontay Wilder To Anthony Joshua: Why Wait? Let's Fight Now! Photos: Mayweather Hits BET Awards, Laila Ali Honors Father Video: Peter Quillin Discusses The Future of His Career Thurman: Porter Was Good With Pressure But Wasn't Effective Video: Chris Eubank Jr. Eager To Get Hands on Gennady Golovkin Video: Demetrius Andrade Rips Canelo, Talks Lara and Charlos NYSAC Doctor Explains Controversial Benavidez-Ntetu Stoppage Video: Sergio Martinez Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation Orlando Salido Still Confident He Did Enough To Unseat Vargas UKAD Refuses To Comment on Tyson Fury Doping Allegations Video: Daniel Jacobs on Thurman-Porter, Mora Rematch, More Thurman: One Win Won't Make Me Fill Mayweather's Shoes Video: Malignaggi Gives His Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation DiBella: Thurman-Porter Edged Vargas-Salido for Fight of the Year Video: Anthony Joshua Details Breazeale KO, Future Targets Video: George Groves on Murray Win, World Title Shot Next Video: Eddie Hearn on Golovkin vs. Eubank, Joshua vs. Parker Eubank Jr: I Can't Wait To Take Golovkin's Scalp in England! Video: Jessie Vargas Reacts To Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter Thurman-Porter Most Watched Bout of 2016 To Date Anthony Johsua: Wilder, Fury, Haye - I'd Fight Any of Them! Video: Dominic Breazeale Reflects on KO Loss To Anthony Joshua Photos: Anthony Joshua Beats Up Breazeale, Knocks Him Out Team Fury Vehemently Denies Doping Allegations Anthony Joshua Eyes November Defense, With Joseph Parker Photos: Thurman vs. Porter Barclays War - MONSTER Gallery Keith Thurman Reiterates Desire To Fight Danny Garcia Video: Keith Thurman Talks Porter Win, Mayweather, The Future Photos: George Groves Shows Class in Win Over Martin Murray Photos: Eubank Sends Message To Golovkin by Crushing Doran Hearn: Canelo Lost Face, Eubank Ready To Face Golovkin! David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me! Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement