September 27, 2008

Sioux boxer goes pro

Boxer comes to Nevada to train for professional debut"Ever since I was a kid, my idols were in boxing," Wilch said. "I always knew I had athletic ability, but it was mainly location at work against me. I only fought in big competitions, and sometimes I had to go to Omaha to fight."

Wilch hoped to represent the United States in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but broke his pinky knuckle at the 2007 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions. That left him sidelined for nine months, and he decided the time was right to turn pro.
And:Despite his impressive amateur record, Wilch said he believes he's better suited for professional than amateur boxing, because of the amateur scoring system of counting punches.

"In Olympic scoring I wasn't more effective," Wilch said. "I'd land more clean and effective blows, but they'd stay busier and they'd get more points. I'll be a better pro than amateur."

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