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Junior welterweight Pawel Wolak splits with longtime manager Ivan Edwards


New Jersey junior middleweight contender Pawel Wolak has confirmed a report by BoxingScene.com that he has severed ties with manager Ivan Edwards.

Nicknamed “The Raging Bull,” the 29-year-old Wolak (29-1-1, 19 knockouts) is coming off of a July 15 majority draw with Delvin Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14 KO), which ended his his winning streak at nine fights.

“I’m pretty much done with Ivan, and I have had some meetings with Cameron Dunkin, but there is no done deal there yet or anything. I am loyal to Ivan, and he’s done so much for me,” said Wolak.

“Our contract is over, and that’s it. I always wanted to keep him, but I think that he rubs a lot of people the wrong way sometimes, and that’s a reflection on me. I know that Ivan was always trying to get me the best deal, but if I’ve got to look for the best possible outcome of this whole boxing situation for my life.”

Although he acknowledged that their fighter-managerial contract expired on July 1, Edwards said that Wolak had promised to extend it prior to facing Rodriguez.

“I have worked hard for Mr. Wolak since the beginning of his career in 2004, and I put the Rodriguez fight together, counting on Mr. Wolak to keep his word,” said Edwards. “But after he used it to take himself to another level, he didn’t follow through. I have an attorney, there will be litigation, and the documents will be delivered to all parties shortly.”

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