Doug Fischer

Centeno headlines, Wohlman debuts on Thursday’s Fight Night Club

Undefeated welterweight prospect Hugo Centeno Jr. will headline this month’s Fight Night Club at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Centeno (10-0, 6 knockouts), a 20-year-old amateur standout from Oxnard, Calif., faces David Lopez in a scheduled six-round junior middleweight bout.

Centeno, who reportedly posted a 90-8 amateur record before turning pro in 2009, exhibited a fan-friendly mix of boxing skill and fighting spirit in his most recent bouts, a four-round decision over Alfredo Rivera on the Saul Alvarez-Alfonso Gomez undercard in September and a Telefutura-televised six-round decision over Hector Orozco on Nov. 4.

The 6-foot-1 boxer-puncher will be put to the test by Lopez (3-6-3), a 24-year-old journeyman from Idaho who is much better than his record indicates.

Lopez, a tough-as-nails counter puncher, has only lost on points to undefeated fighters, and some of those losses — such as his six-round split-decision to Patrick Teixeira (11-0 at the time) in February — were disputed by fans and the ringside press.

A pair of 1-0 local favorites, Santiago Guevara and Luis Mora, are featured in the scheduled four-round co-main and opening TV bouts of the Fox Sports Net-televised card.

Guevara, of Montebello, Calif., takes on Salvador Cifuentes (1-2), of Chula Vista, Calif., while Mora, of Los Angeles, faces Cameron Krael (0-0-1), of Las Vegas.

Also, on the card, which will be streamed live on (beginning at 8:00 p.m. PT), Freddie Roach’s latest protégé, Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman will make his anticipated pro debut.

Wohlman, a late-comer to the sport who went from juvenile delinquency to the California Golden Gloves title, is not in with a soft touch for his first pro fight.

He faces Ricardo Malfavon (1-6-1, 1 KO), a tough and awkward 29-year-old journeyman who went the distance with undefeated prospects Jamie Kavanagh and Ernesto Ocon, and scored a first-round KO of Salvador Rios, in his other Fight Night Club appearances.


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