With a title shot at Cornelius Bundrage not likely, it looks as though boxing fans will get what they want after all, as Pawel Wolak is close to a deal to rematch Delvin Rodriguez on the Cotto vs Margarito undercard on December 3, according to Ryan Burton.
If this lands, and Burton says it's "99% complete," then we're talking about a pay-per-view that has slugfest written all over it from top-to-bottom. Give this card a look and tell me where there isn't action:
Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito II
Brandon Rios vs TBA (possibly John Molina)
Pawel Wolak vs Delvin Rodriguez II
Mike Jones vs Sebastian Lujan
Wolak vs Rodriguez was a brilliant, breathtaking Fight of the Year contender on July 15's Friday Night Fights. Demand for a rematch after the 10-round draw was high immediately, and the target date was, indeed, the Cotto vs Margarito card at Madison Square Garden. You can't blame Wolak (29-1-1, 19 KO) for trying to land a title shot -- fighters like him might not run into very many of them in their careers.
But with one off the table, it looks like the rematch fight fans desire will be in the cards. Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14 KO) deserves the rematch, deserves the payday, and deserves the spotlight of the big show. They both do, on all counts.
Cross your fingers, because this pay-per-view is shaping up to be can't-miss.