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Friday, September 14, 2012

Kid Yamaka's Opponent for the 20th

Zachary "Kid Yamaka" Wohlman will be back in the ring next Thursday, September 20 at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California.  Montana-resident Jesus Vallejo is the scheduled opponent for the four-round welterweight clash.

Wohlman (4-0, one KO) is accustomed to facing opponents on short notice. When asked about the challenge of not being able to prepare specifically for a particular opponent, Zac told The Jewish Boxing Blog, "Almost all of the sparring I get in the gym is with ex or current world champions. Freddie [Roach] and Eric [Brown] don't make it easy on me... I know that I've been training with the best, and I'm fundamentally sound."

Wohlman realizes that, at this stage of his career, he's the favorite heading into each match. But he's not over-confident. Since the guys he faces have nothing to lose, Wohlman notes, "They can be very dangerous. So as always [I] stay focused and stay sharp."

Vallejo, 29, has shown he can be dangerous. He won his first three fights by knockout. But he's lost his last seven and was stopped in five of them. Four of those knockout losses were in California or Nevada to quality prospects, a category in which Wohlman belongs.

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