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Wolak: Look at What Roman Did, I Would Finish Vanes!

By Chris Robinson

Junior middleweight contender Pawel Wolak reached out to me to give his take on a possible fight with unbeaten Vanes Martirosyan. It’s been reported that the two fighters will be meeting on December 3rd on the undercard of the rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito in New York.

Wolak has had an eventful 2011 campaign thus far, stopping Yuri Foreman after six rounds in March at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and following that up by settling for a majority draw against Delvin Rodriguez last month in a thriller. Wolak has been looking at several opponents at 154 pounds and admits that he and his team were shocked to see Vanes’ name in the mix.

“We all were completely surprised by the news from Top Rank putting me against Vanes,” said Wolak. “We were all calling each other to ask if any of us knew and none of us did. That is not even a name that was discussed with us. So to say that both camps have agreed is not true since we just heard about it yesterday and are not interested.”

I had talked to Martirosyan about the fight last night and he seemed to relish an encounter with the aggressive Wolak. Vanes pointed to Wolak’s fight with Rodriguez, a bout in which he took his share of punches and suffered a huge welt above his right eye, claiming that he would ‘destroy’ the Polish fighter if given the chance.

Wolak, of course, has his own assumptions about a meeting with Vanes.

“I like Vanes but the guy can’t resist trashing someone the minute they are mentioned as a possible opponent. It’s all good. He is a decent fighter but he is right though, you are only as good as your last fight. So if [Saul] Roman could put him down in the first round in his last fight, what does that tell you? My power and output is like five times that of Roman and he would have been counting stars and he would have been finished,” Wolak said of Martirosyan, who was dropped in his last fight this past June inside of the Staples Center before rallying for a 7th round TKO.

Finishing up, Wolak showed more interest in a fight with IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage than anything else.

“But as I have said what seems like a million times, Feline Bundrage’s title has been my sole interest. If he doesn’t stop acting like a pretender rather than a contender I will fight to become his mandatory and then he won’t be able to duck me. I just wonder what will happen first, he stops ducking me or he starts collecting social security which is right around the corner.

Chris Robinson is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. An archive of his work can be found here , and he can be reached at [email protected]
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VanesBoxing on 09-05-2011

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;11044761]You get buzz by fighting for titles bro,which is impossible when guy's like JCC and Alvarez hold titles in ya div..Cotto is not gonna fight him either,K-9 do you see that fight being made??There are guy's out there that Vanes…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 08-27-2011

[QUOTE=Rapid Counter;11044865]Switch it around so Wolak fights Williams and you got a deal. I would love to see two pressure fights like that going at it.[/QUOTE] TBH I think you could switch that up however ya want and it's still…

Comment by Rapid Counter on 08-27-2011

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;11044840]TBH that's a great idea,but not for a shot at K-9..Just have some of the Champs and some of contenders battle it out to see who's the best.. First rd fights.. Vanes vs Rodriguez Wolak vs K-9 Angulo vs Alvarez…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 08-27-2011

[QUOTE=Rapid Counter;11044822]I don't think he deserves a title shot just yet as for him vs Rodriguez.... Why not? I wouldn't mind seeing him fight Wolak either but he is not interested in it for some reason. Well, Wolak wants K9…

Comment by Rapid Counter on 08-27-2011

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;11044761]You get buzz by fighting for titles bro,which is impossible when guy's like JCC and Alvarez hold titles in ya div..Cotto is not gonna fight him either,K-9 do you see that fight being made??There are guy's out there that Vanes…

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