Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing's prize Jr. Middleweight Delvin Rodriguez (26-5-2 14KO Danbury, CT) scored the most impressive win of his career Saturday night at the sold out Madison Square Garden as he pitched a near shutout over highly rated Pawel Wolak (29-2-1 19KO Mt. Arlington, NJ) over the 10 round distance. The unanimous scores read 98-92, 98-91, and 100-90 by the 3 judges at ringside.
The rematch of their first epic encounter on July 15 of this year was vastly different as Rodriguez used a razor like jab and sharp combinations from the opening bell to stymie Wolak's attack. Wolak tried his best in his ever pressing style but one could see early that this was going to be Rodriguez' night.
Both fighters were willing early but by the 4th round Rodriguez started to take over using all the punches in his arsenal to go along with deft foot movement as he started to pile up the points. As the bell sounded for the 10th and final round, both fighters received a well desevered ovation from the crowd and Rodriguez immediately went to work stunning Wolak with several combinations.
As the round wore on Rodriguez went for the knockout, much to the crowds delight, as he continually unleashed devestating punches to Wolak's body and head. To his credit, Wolak hung in gamely to the final bell and the crowd roared its approval as the fight ended.
It was clearly Delvin' most significant win to date. Star Boxing's founder and CEO Joe DeGuardia had this to say about his fighter,
"Delvin fought like a champion tonight. He rose to the occasion like true champions do. Further he showed in round 10 that from here on, Delvin is prepared to go for it all.
"After a long and hard road for Delvin, I believe Delvin has turned the corner and showed he has what it takes to be on the big stage and reach his goals". Star Boxing congratulates Delvin, his manager AJ Galante and trainer Fernely Feliz.
The Rodriguez-Wolak bout was part of the Pay-Per-View telecast of the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito fight held Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in NYC, NY.