16 November 2009

Yuri Foreman first Israeli boxer to win major title

تنسيق-الكليات-لعام سكس نيك كس

Last night, after the Jewish Sabbath ended, Yuri Foreman became the first Israeli boxer to win a major world title.

Foreman, an aspiring rabbi who mixes religious studies with work in the gym, beat Daniel Santos after 12 rounds to claim the WBA super welterweight crown.

Foreman, 29 years old, was born in Belarus but lived in Israel from the ages of 10 to 19, knocked Santos down with a right hand in the final round, but by then the outcome had long since been decided. He won 117-109 on two ringside scorecards and 116-110 on the third, upsetting the odds to bring glory to Israel.

Congratulations to Yuri as he joins the tradition of Jewish Boxing Champions

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Anonymous said...

Good to see my ancestor Daniel Mendoza on the list of famous Jewish boxers.
Rgds from downunder

Anonymous said...

Cool. Never heard of him, but I'll follow his fights now.

coolbus18 said...

Kol Ha Kavod !

Unknown said...

The RISE of Yuri Foreman on


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