Former World Champion Boxer Rabbi Yuri Foreman Continues Comeback With Rapid Knockout
Former world champion boxer and ordained rabbi Yuri Foreman continued his comeback on Friday afternoon with a second round knockout of journeyman Jason Davis at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY.
Foreman, 35, out-boxed Davis in the opening round, and sent his opponent to the canvas three times in round two before the referee ended the bout at 1:55, according to BoxingScene.com.
Ahead of the match, Foreman had promised fans in a Facebook post that the eight-round match against Davis would be over before the onset of Shabbat, and he kept true to his word.
The Park Slope resident was ordained as a member of the clergy last year under the tutelage of Dovber Pinson, a Chabad rabbi based in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Foreman’s last fight, in December 2015 — in which he defeated Lenwood Dozier by unanimous decision — was the boxer’s first since 2013. He was crowned WBA super welterweight champion in 2009, becoming the first Israeli ever to hold the title. He subsequently lost the crown in 2010 in an epic fight against Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium.