(JTA) — Yuri Foreman, a former junior middleweight boxing champion and an ordained Orthodox rabbi, lost his bid for the World Boxing Association super welterweight world title. Foreman, 36, was defeated by defending champion Erislandy Lara on Friday night in Miami. The referee stopped the bout in the fourth round after Lara hit Foreman with a…
I stood in a boxing ring at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn’s Dumbo, opposite Yuri Foreman, the onetime World Boxing Association super welterweight world champion. My left leg was forward; my knees were bent in a “boxing stance.”
Newly ordained Orthodox Rabbi Yuri Foreman celebrated a victorious boxing comeback at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Saturday night — and actor Liev Schreiber was there to cheer him on.
Former junior middleweight boxing champion and newly ordained Orthodox rabbi Yuri Foreman is ending his two-year hiatus from the ring.
Yuri Foreman, the rabbi-in-training who doubles as a boxer, was dreaming big after winning the latest fight in his comeback trail.
Yuri Foreman (29-2), the heralded rabbi-in-training continues his comeback trail in New York City tonight at the Roseland Ballroom.
Sitting in my living room wearing pajamas on an especially frigid night watching a live stream of the Yuri Foreman fight, I could not help but marvel at the ability to watch a non-title boxing match in such a small arena (a Times Square blues club!) live over the Internet. Truly, we are in the golden age of the micro-broadcast.
Yuri Foreman, the Orthodox rabbi-in-training and former boxing champ, is on the comeback trail — and he thanks his fellow Jews for inspiring him.