Cotto vs. Margarito 2: Delvin Rodriguez Dominates in Letdown Rematch vs. Wolak

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Cotto vs. Margarito 2: Delvin Rodriguez Dominates in Letdown Rematch vs. Wolak
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Earlier this year, we all got to experience a showdown between Delvin Rodriguez (26-5-3) and Pawel Wolak (29-2-1) that left us thirsty for more.

On July 15th of this year, the two faced off on ESPN's Friday Night Fights in a battle that is in contention for consideration of Fight of the Year.

The fight ended in a draw, so the two fighters came back to determine who the better fighter was as an undercard to Cotto vs. Margarito.

Rodriguez controlled the first fight between the two with his inside game. However, Wolak never backed down and kept fighting back.

When it was all said and done, the draw was the right call.

This time around, it wasn't nearly as close.

In the third round, Rodriguez landed a couple shots that started some serious swelling on the left side of Wolak's face.

It only got worse from there.

In the fourth round, blood started flowing from Wolak's mouth. However, to his credit, like in the first fight between the two he never stopped stepping forward.

Due to his size disadvantage, stepping forward into the punches definitely wasn't a method that worked out in Wolak's favor.

Rodriguez will likely see his 14th place ranking in the IBF World Ratings for Junior Middleweights increase after this fight.

If he continues fighting in this sort of aggressive manner, it should only be a matter of time before he gets his shot against some of the starts in the weight class.

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