Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kid Yamaka Wohlman Discusses The Technical Draw

By Ryan Maquiñana

After cruising to four victories to open his pro career, welterweight prospect Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman incurred a third-round technical draw after a clash of heads with Jesus Vallejo in Hollywood, Calif., last Thursday.

Wohlman discussed the disappointing end to the fight with BoxingScene.com as well as what’s next for the 147-pounder, who trains with Eric Brown and Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Club.

BoxingScene.com: Tell us what happened that caused the fight to be halted after the third round?

Zachary Wohlman: I was up every round on the judges’ scorecard.  It happened at the end of the third round.  I’m a pure boxer, and I had him breathing out of his mouth and his nose.  My rhythm was nice, and I felt him get weaker.  He jumped in with his head and it happened.  I’m not blaming him.  I think it was an accident.

BoxingScene.com: What is the status of the cut?

Zachary Wohlman: I have a deep gash right down to the bone.  I got 32 stitches in my head right now, but I could care less about that right now.  I’m heartbroken with how the fight ended.

BoxingScene.com: Where would you like to go from here?  Would you want a rematch with Vallejo?

Zachary Wohlman: I was up every round.  I think I showed I’m a better fighter than him.  I want to continue growing.  I saw his look, adjusted to it, and now I want a new look.  I’m only I guess you can say a moral victory over Vallejo is not going to mean that much to me. I ’m a young fighter, and I’d rather continue to grow as a fighter.

BoxingScene.com: As far as growing in the ring, what positives did you glean from your performance and what did you learn?

Zachary Wohlman: I started this fight like I was already in the second round.  I got my rhythm quicker.  I still have a ton of work to do, but I’m getting more comfortable in real fights as I am in the gym.  Just because I can spar with Paulie Malignaggi at Wild Card doesn’t mean I can fight him under the lights right now.

Seeing the positives in it, I’m still undefeated.  It was a freak accident, and when you watch something like that from the outside, you don’t think it will happen to you, but it’s boxing.  I learned that with the blood streaming down my face, I wanted to still keep fighting.  I wanted them to clean it up right away so I can get back in there.  It’s good to know that I reacted that way, and now I’ll be a little more prepared next time around.

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs Video: Abner Mares Discusses His Career, Future Options Golovkin's Coach Reacts To De La Hoya's Position on June Fight Video: Richard Schaefer on Future of Ringstar Prospects, More Leduan Barthelemy Drops, Stops Reynaldo Blanco in Nine Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jayson Velez in Play For May 5, Las Vegas Robert Garcia Fears That Age Has Finally Caught Up With Golovkin Golden Boy Prez on Linares' Future, Garcia/Lomachenko Fights Schaefer Agrees With De La Hoya's Position on Golovkin June Fight Photos: Ringstar Sports Prospects, Schaefer, Roach, Garcia Presser Nonito Donaire Meeting with Promoters, Decision Coming Soon Briedis-Huck Now For Full WBC Title, Bellew Made Emeritus Champ Nacho: Chavez Jr. Will Never Be His Father, But He Can Win
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement