All Pictures: Stacey Verbeek – Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, Dallas
Fan-friendly fighter Pawel Wolak, a slugger with a growing following on the East Coast, will – for the second time of the year – combat the quick hands of Delvin Rodriguez on Saturday, December 3 in one of many scintillating undercard bouts at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. In the pictures below, On The Beak photographer Stacey Verbeek found the Polish pugilist working out at the Kingsway Gym in midtown Manhattan.
Wolak and Rodriguez II is a highly-anticipated contest due to their first barnstorming duel that was fought in New York earlier this year, in July, at the Roseland Ballroom and broadcast on ESPN as part of their gripping Friday Night Fights series. For the full fight video, click here. During the tear-up, Wolak suffered a grotesque swelling of the eye; something Rodriguez repeatedly targeted, aiming to – in his retrospective words – “pop it”. The judges at ringside were unable to separate the warring pair and the rematch is expected to attract just as much action…