Sports Illustrated.com has named the Delvin Rodriguez-Pawel Wolak 1 its “Fight of the Year” in its annual Boxing Awards for 2011.
The epic battle between these two warriors took place July 15th at The Roseland Ballroom in NYC, promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, and was broadcast live on ESPN2 as part of the popular “Friday Night Fights” series. The fight was an instant classic which ESPN quickly recognized by rebroadcasting it in its first ever unscheduled replay on the network. The fight was an unforgetable 10 round battle in front of an electrified, sold out audience as both fighters pummeled each other over the course of the entire contest. When the dust settled the fight was scored a majority draw which ultimately led to the rematch on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito held on December 3rd at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. In the rematch, in front of more than 20,000 fans, Rodriguez put on a career best performance as he hammered Wolak in route to a dominating victory.
Joe DeGuardia, founder and CEO of Star Boxing, is very proud to have this honor bestowed on the fight when there were so many worthy candidates. “I’m thrilled this fight was recognized as “Fight of the Year” by Sports Illustrated. All the credit goes to Delvin and Pawel and I’m honored to have promoted the Fight of the Year”.
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