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Wilson, Wohosky advance at nationals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ' Medford Bulldog boxers Mike Wilson and Troy Wohosky both moved into the semifinal round of the U.S. National Championships on Wednesday.

Wilson, a super heavyweight, pummeled Rydel Richard of Lafayette, La., through three rounds before the fight was stopped in the fourth.

The Central Point native led just 3-1 after the first round, but used a strong combination to nail Richard for a standing-eight count in the fourth round. The bout was stopped moments later with Wilson ahead 31-2.

The guy was a little awkward at the start of the fight, said Wilson, who moved his record to 81-21 in the amateur ranks. He kept holding me, so I just let him.

After that third round, the guy didn't want to be in there with me.

Wohosky also started slow, trailing 4-3 after one round. But the 119-pounder picked up steam to score a 23-14 victory over Daniel Torrez of Dallas.

— Troy's opponent was this tall, left-handed guy, said Bulldog trainer Jim Pedrojetti. He was real awkward and lanky. Troy was having trouble getting in and landing a punch.

Wohosky, however, found his rhythm and led 17-12 entering the final round.

Wilson, aiming for his third straight national championship, will fight Lucas Runyon of College Park, Md. Wohosky will square off against Gary Russell Jr., who defeated Wohosky in last year's semifinal. Both bouts are today.