Pawel Wolak plots MMA switch
Entertaining fighter Pawel Wolak is finally ready to move to MMA following an agreement with Top Rank to release him from his binding contract early to pursue the switch from boxing.
The Polish-born puncher, who is based in New Jersey, lost to Delvin Rodriguez last December in a rematch of their ‘Fight of the Year’ bout five months prior and decided to call it a day following a one-side defeat at Madison Square Garden.
The 31 year-old, who ended his boxing career with a record of 29-2, with 19 KO’s, had planned to make the shift to Mixed Martial Arts earlier this year, but was blocked as his contract with Top Rank was still valid.
The ‘Raging Bull’ has now come to an amicable agreement with his previous employers at Top Rank and will concentrate on his new career immediately with an expected fight in the coming months.
“I have been training for MMA since December as well as keeping up my boxing training in case I was going to be held to my contract,” Wolak told World Boxing News.
“With both my manager and Top Rank contracts voided now, I am able to speak with promoters and matchmakers for MMA as I couldn’t before.
“I was even called by a big boxing promoter already today wanting to sign me – probably to piss off Top Rank, although I hope to have a decision on my new MMA team in a month or two and then be I’ll be ready for my debut later this year,” he explained.