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Yuri Foreman, Who Is Retiring From Boxing...

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 26 Nov 2014

Tough Guys

Latest Israeli boxer comes from a long line of Jewish champs.

Yuri Foreman, who is retiring from boxing to become a rabbi

A few months ago, there was a brief announcement from the sport of boxing that was a bit unusual. Yuri Foreman, WBA Super Welterweight (154 pounds), 2009-2010, was retiring from the ring. He has a record of 32 wins and only two defeats.

This was Foreman’s second retirement as a boxer, but this is somewhat typical for pugilists. Many boxers miss the action and often stage comebacks. Despite the fact that it’s a hard way to earn a living, some boxers are just desperate for the income.

The unusual part of this story is that Foreman is a rarity in today’s world of boxing. He’s the first Orthodox Jewish boxer to hold a world title since Barney Ross in 1930. Moreover, although born in Belarus, and training and fighting in the United States, Foreman is also the first-ever Israeli world champion. Indeed, he always wore the Star of David on his boxing trunks and often entered the ring with an Israeli flag...

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE JEWISH NEWS AT: http://www.thejewish.../26/tough-guys/
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RickS's Photo RickS 28 Nov 2014

Yuri is a great guy.  Best of everything!
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