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November 13, 2013 3:26 pm

Jewish Pugilist Foreman Scores First Round Knockout Win, Continuing Stellar Comeback (VIDEO)

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Screen shot of Yuri Foreman from short film The Boxer. Photo: Youtube.

Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman scored a stunning first-round knockout victory Tuesday night at a bout in Hollywood, Florida, continuing a stellar comeback that has seen him win five straight match-ups since returning to the ring from a knee injury.

Foreman, the former WBA world light middleweight champion, stunned the crowd and opponent Javier Gomez of Mexico with a lead left hand to lay Gomez flat on his back just a minute and a half into the first round. It was Foreman’s first victory by knockout since 2006.

“It felt good. It’s been a long time waiting for that,” Foreman told The Algemeiner, as he readied to board a flight back to his home-base in Brooklyn, NY.

Foreman suffered a nasty knee injury in a title defense match against Miguel Cotto in 2010 at Yankee Stadium and has been slowly working himself back into peak condition.

Asked whether he feels as if he’s on pace to return to his championship form Foreman went a step further, telling The Algemeiner, “I’m getting better than that.”

Foreman fared better than fellow Orthodox boxer Dmitriy Salita. On Saturday night, Salita lost for only the second time in his career, to Gabriel Bracero by decision 97-92, 99-90, 100-89.

Watch a video of Foreman’s knockout below:

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  • ZHAO Ma Fan

    we jews used to be a very significant force in this sport, from at least the early 19th century in England up to the 1930s. But much as I love to celebrate Jewish prowess in athletics (and as much as I love to see refutation of the calumny that jews lack physical courage), the fact is, boxing is a barbaric sport. Alone amongst the mainstream competitive martial arts, the goal in boxing is to cause brain injury to one’s opponent. So lets see jews compete in aikido, karate, judo and the other martial arts which dont involve infliction of brain injuries.

  • Ben Dover

    Bravo, Yuri. You are my champion.