6 June 2010 – By Cormac Campbell
Irish light-middleweight star James Moore has told irish-boxing.com that he was outhussled by Pawel Wolak at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.
The New York based Wicklowman and the New Jersey based Pole engaged in the fight of the night on the undercard of Cotto vs Foreman at the world famous venue. Despite showing that he retains the class to mix in the upper echelons of his division, former World amateur bronze medallist Moore was adjudged to have dropped a 96-94, 97-93, 97-93 points decision to the World ranked Wolak who now holds an impressive 27-1 (17KO) record.
Speaking to irish-boxing.com Moore 17-3 (10KO) conceded defeat, but believed he had boxed the most exciting contest of his career.
Ive just had the battle of my life, he said.
It was all action from 1-10 – non stop in what was said to be the best fight of the night!
I couldn’t have done anymore in this one, I hit him with everything but the sink. It was 95 degrees in the ring and at the pace the fight was fought it shows how good the conditioning of both of us were.
I landed the better shots but he just out-hussled me.
Even in defeat, Moores stock has risen and one would expect him to be offered further contests against the brightest and best of his division. Wolak, for his part, will be looking to pin down a major title fight.