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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wohlman to Face Loeza

Zachary Wohlman is scheduled to face Alonso Loeza at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, November 10. The welterweight contest is penciled in for four rounds and will take place on the undercard of Showtime's Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno fight.

Wohlman (4-0-1, one KO) is coming off of a frustrating technical draw against Jesus Vallejo on September 20. That bout ended after an accidental headbutt formed a cut on Wohlman's forehead. This is a big moment for the man nicknamed Kid Yamaka as it's the first time he'll be fighting on the undercard of a major boxing event.

Zac, who has been more willing to stand and trade as his career progresses, likely has the right opponent for success. Loeza (2-7-1, two KOs) though is better than his dreadful record. The man has a mountain of courage and a dearth of skill. Loeza is a 21-year old from Gilroy, California and is of Mexican heritage. He's 5'8" and has a reach of 74". Most of his fights have taken place below the welterweight limit.

When hit, Loeza has the unfortunate habit of seeing his head dramatically snapped back and bleeding profusely from the nose. But he rarely goes down despite being stopped four times. He is an all action brawler, who treats holding and running as a person with lactose intolerance would dairy. Due to Loeza's style, Wohlman probably won't have to worry about an accidental headbutt this time around. Loeza constantly throws punches even after being shaken up and provides openings for his opponent to score when he lets his hands go, which is frequent.

But Loeza gave undefeated prospect Terron Grant a good scrap last year. Wohlman and Loeza have a shared opponent. With a nose gushing blood, Loeza drew with Ricardo Malfavon (though Malfavon probably deserved the decision) last year. Later in 2011, Wohlman severely outboxed Malfavon on route to scoring a knockdown and a comfortable unanimous decision.

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