Ishe Smith hands Pawel Wolak his first Professional loss
By Leszek Dowgier, ringside, BrickCity Boxing (Aug 2, 2008) Doghouse Boxing
Last night, at Aviator Sports and Recreation in Brooklyn, NY, Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak made his television debut in a 10 round contest against Las Vegas’ own Ishe Smith on ShoBox. Despite the usual rabid support of his Polish fans, and fighting with heart and determination, Wolak suffered his first defeat as a professional, dropping his record to 21-1-0 (14). Wolak pressured Smith throughout the fight, successfully slipping and ducking under Smith’s punches in the first few rounds. However, as the fight wore on, Smith was able to find Wolak more and more consistently with solid combinations and a good uppercut. Though Wolak finished the fight with a flurry it just wasn’t enough, as Ishe won a close unanimous decision (97-93 and 96-94 twice), improving his record to 20-3-0(9). Despite this loss, there is little doubt Wolak will be back, along with his fantastic fan support, to put his career back on track.

The co-main event featured Lightweight Jorge “The Truth” Teron, 22-0-1(15), of the Bronx squaring off against Michael Lozanda, 29-5-1(22), of Mexico. The fight started off promisingly for Lozanda, who was successfully able to get inside on the taller Teron and deliver solid combinations to the body. However, by the 2nd round Teron began to take over using his superior reach and good power to tag Lozanda with combinations as the Mexican was coming in. This trend escalated throughout the fight until the 6th round when Teron connected with a vicious body shot which dropped the game Lozanda. Though Lozanda would beat the count, it wouldn’t be long before he was down again, forcing his corner to throw in the towel in the same round. The future appears to look bright for the 23 year old Teron.

The rest of the undercard provided plenty of action and entertainment as well. Brooklyn native, and fan favorite George “Blaze” Walton, 18-3-0(12), continued his successful comeback after a 4 year break as he knocked out the outgunned William Santiago, 5-6-1(1) of Puerto Rico in the 2nd round. This was Walton’s second victory since his return.

The card featured three welterweight fights. Brooklyn native Martin Wright, 7-0-2(3KO) received a majority draw against Joshua Onyango, 14-15-1(11KO) in a 6 round contest. Mike Ruiz, 8-2(5KO) of Merrick, NY won a unanimous decision over the game Jason Thompson, 4-3(3KO) of Brooklyn. And Chris Algieri, 3-0(2), supported by many fans sporting “Team Algieri” t-shirts, defeated Rakeem Carter, 0-4-3 via 4th round TKO.

In other action on the night, Super Middleweight Hajro Sujak of the Bronx made an unsuccessful professional debut losing by unanimous decision to Tarek Rached, who improved his record to 2-2-1.

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