SI.com's 2011 Boxing Awards

Fight of the Year
Text: Chris Mannix, SI.com
Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP

Fight of the Year

Pawel Wolak vs. Delvin Rodriguez I

ESPN got its money's worth in this one, didn't it? Wolak, a full time construction worker, took his lunch pail approach into the ring against Rodriguez, a former world title challenger making his 154-pound debut. Over ten action packed rounds the two exchanged bombs, in a fight that looked on the verge of being stopped countless times. Fittingly, with Rodriguez's face battered and a softball sized knot bulging around Wolak's right eye, the fight was ruled a draw.


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