CATSKILLS, NEW YORK (November 10, 2011) - With just under a month before the biggest fight in his career, Joe DeGuardia is happy to report that Star Boxing's Delvin Rodriguez is right on schedule with his preparation for his much anticipated rematch with Pawel Wolak (29-1-1, 19 KO's) which is part of the Miguel Cotto - Antonio Margarito HBO Pay Per View card at Madison Square Garden that will take place on December 3rd.
Rodriguez and Wolak engaged in what many are calling the leading candidate for fight of the year that took place on July 15th. Both guys stood their ground, showed tremendous courage and thrilled the sold out crowd at the Roseland Ballroom in a bout that was a draw. Each guy claimed victory and on December 3rd they will get a chance to prove who is better.
Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14 KO's) has had a smooth training camp as he is secluded in the Catskills.
"Everything has been smooth, on point and intense", said Rodriguez.
Rodriguez believes that the familiarity and his own versatility will be the difference this time around.
"I know what he brings to the table. He is a brawler and he can't change that. I can do different things in the ring and I know that will be the difference"
"These two styles go together and this will be another exciting fight"
Rodriguez of Danbury, Connecticut loves the fact that this fight has become an East Coast rivalry with the New Jersey resident and it's only fitting that this showdown will take place at the Mecca of boxing.
"Because of the first fight, people on the East Coast are treating this like the main event. I have worked so hard to get to this point. This is even bigger then my world title fights because it's my time to show that I belong."
"This is such a big card and when I win this fight, I will show the people that I deserve to be mentioned with all the names at the top of the division. It's great that the main event is Cotto and Margarito because when I win it could definitely put me in position to fight the winner of that fight and the combination of all that is what motivates me"
The Delvin Rodriguez-Pawel Wolak fight is part of the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito II world championship telecast, which begins at 9 pm (EST)/6 pm (PT). It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 292 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HDTV for those who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry.
Tickets for the Madison Square Garden card are priced at $600, $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50. They can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden box office, online at www.thegarden.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.