Boxing’s Lion of Zion To Roar in Vegas
Yuri Foreman, the Jewish boxing sensation, returns to the ring March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada. The former World Boxing Association’s (WBA) super-welterweight champion’s upcoming bout was announced Wednesday at a Manhattan news conference.
Foreman’s heavily anticipated fight against junior middleweight fighter Pawel Wolak gives the fighting Rabbi an opportunity to stage a strong comeback performance after his losing a 2010 title fight to Miguel Cotto at Yankee stadium. Since that contest, Foreman has had reconstructive surgery and undergone extensive rehabilitation. The “Lion of Zion” told the gathered media that his knee is “feeling fine” and he is confident that he is fully healthy and able to return to the ring. “I had a good rehab and I can’t wait to get back to the rink and fight”.
Legendary promoter Don King, one of the most powerful figures in the boxing world, well known for promoting all time greats Mohammed Ali and Mike Tyson, spoke to the Algemainer saying “the recent rise in Jewish boxing is a very positive endorsement for the sport.” King said he “hopes to see (the rise) continue to progress in the coming years.”
The pay-per-view fight airs March 12th and will be broadcast on Showtime.