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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wohlman Discusses Cletus Seldin, More

Zachary "Kid Yamaka" Wohlman attended the first ever boxing event at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York yesterday. Sporting the remnants of the nasty cut on his forehead from his last bout with Jesus Vallejo, he said his next fight will either be on November 10 or 17.

Wohlman is looking to sign with either Top Rank or Golden Boy, the two preeminent promotional companies in boxing, in the near future. Wohlman appreciates Top Rank's fighter development and Golden Boy's clout in his home state of California.

Unfortunately for East Coast fans of Wohlman, he has no plans fighting outside of the Los Angeles area any time soon. However, he did express interest in battling New York's Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin. Both are undefeated Jewish welterweights. Wohlman has respect for Seldin, noting, "He can crack."

Zac also said he needs to build up his record more before that matchup can be considered as Seldin is currently further along in his career than is Wohlman. But that contest would be intriguing. It would feature a clash of styles as Seldin is a puncher and Wohlman is a boxer.

Currently, Seldin is 9-0 with 7 KOs and Wohlman is 4-0-1 with 1 KO. If both remain undefeated after reaching double digit fights, it would make sense for ESPN's Friday Night Fights or Showtime's ShoBox to televise the all-Jewish affair as it would be quite marketable.

Additionally, Wohlman said he met fellow Jewish welterweight Dmitriy Salita in the week before the fights. "Kid Yamaka" noted that Salita approached him and told him, "Congrats on your success." Wohlman came away from the meeting singing Salita's praises, remarking, "Gotta say, what a humble guy."

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