The NYTimes has a story about the newest Orthodox Jewish Boxing sensation: Yuri Foreman.

Here are his stats:

  • 27 years old
  • Light middleweight boxer (23-0)
  • Grew up in Belarus and later Israel
  • Baal Teshuva (shocker) now going for Orthodox smicha (rabbinical ordination) under Rabbi DovBer Pinson
  • Three-time Israeli amateur national champion
  • Married Leyla Leidecker, the Hungarian amateur fighter and former fashion model and convert to Judaism
  • Both very into Kabbalah
  • Tonight – he goes up against Mexican powerfighter Saul Ramon. If Foreman wins, he will have his shot at the World Boxing Association title (current champ:  Joachim Alcine)

Here is the must read article … look out Salita!

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