“Fight of the Year” Honors to ESPN’s Friday Night Fights from SI.com

ESPN’s Friday Night Fights’ Delvin Rodriguez-Pawel Wolak I was named 2011’s Fight of the Year by SportsIllustrated.com.

Of the July 15 10-round, junior-middleweight majority draw, SI.com said: “Over 10 action packed rounds, the two exchanged bombs, in a fight that looked on the verge of being stopped countless times.”

The fight, at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, was telecast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Recognizing its significance, it was reaired on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic in the first non-regularly scheduled reair for ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

Afterward, Rodriguez — who doubles as an ESPN Deportes boxing analyst — told ESPN Front Row all about it. (See the entire bout by clicking the WatchESPN player.)