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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Wohlman Falls to Velarde

Coming in at the lightest of his career, Zac Wohlman suffered his second career defeat last night at the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California. Unheralded Paul Velarde won by unanimous decision.

As in his first defeat, a stoppage loss to Alonso Loeza in 2012, a lack of stamina was Wohlman's issue. He was unable to box and move as Velarde applied relentless pressure. Velarde was more skilled fighting on the inside, which was the primary location of the fight.

The judges' scores were 59-55, 58-56 twice. Wohlman is now 8-2-1 with one KO. Velarde moves to 4-4-3.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Wohlman to Face Velarde

Zachary Wohlman is scheduled to face Paul Velarde tomorrow at the Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California. This will be Wohlman's first scheduled junior welterweight bout of his professional career.

Wohlman (8-1-1, 1 KO) is the bigger man. He has weighed in for all ten of his bouts between 142 and 149 pounds. Riding a four fight win streak, Wohlman has shown flourishes of pop in recent contests without losing his identity as a boxer.

Velarde (3-4-3) has fought his entire career as either a lightweight or a junior welterweight. The California native has lost his last three fights. He hasn't stopped any of his opponents, but he hasn't been stopped either.

The fight is scheduled for six rounds.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Isaac Chilemba vs. Michael Gbenga

November 16, 2013
Turning Stone Resort and Casino
Verona, New York

Chilemba: gold trunks
Gbenga: blue trunks