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Remembering Kid Yamaka, the telegenic star and proudly Jewish boxer

Zachary Wohlman, a boxer known as Kid Yamaka, died in February at 32. Wohlman survived a nightmarish childhood in Los Angeles to become a promising welterweight and telegenic media star. The writer Alex Halperin explores Wohlman's legacy as a celebrated Jewish athlete, and what Wohlman meant to some of those who knew him best. See more stories on Insider's business page. Late in February, mourners gathered at Zuma Beach in Malibu to remember Zachary Wohlman, a boxer who had recently died at 32. In the billion dollar sunshine, they stood around a wreath of white orchids, the flowers Wohlman tended when he wasn't bloodying his oppone...