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 Last update:  9/26/2012       Read more by Ryan Maquinana         
   
Kid Yamaka Wohlman Discusses The Technical Draw
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By Ryan Maquiana

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 whats 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. Im 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. Im 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. Im 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 Im a better fighter than him. I want to continue growing. I saw his look, adjusted to it, and now I want a new look. Im 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 Id 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 Im getting more comfortable in real fights as I am in the gym. Just because I can spar with Paulie Malignaggi at Wild Card doesnt mean I can fight him under the lights right now.

Seeing the positives in it, Im still undefeated. It was a freak accident, and when you watch something like that from the outside, you dont think it will happen to you, but its 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. Its good to know that I reacted that way, and now Ill be a little more prepared next time around.

Ryan Maquiana 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 rmaquinana@gmail.com, check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.



 

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