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March 13, 2011 3:24 pm

Lion of Zion Bested by Polish Rival

avatar by Levi Epstein

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Saturday night at the MGM grand in Las Vegas Nevada, former WBA champion and aspiring Rabbi Yuri Foreman took on polish fighter Pawel Wolak in a tough and gritty bout that lasted for all of six rounds. The fight was Foreman’s first since losing to Miguel Cotto at Yankee stadium back in June, where he suffered a severe knee injury.

From the moment the opening bell struck Wolak had the upper hand, his attack on foreman was unyielding and relentless, and the Jewish fighter endured a heavy dose of punishment from his 28 time winning opponent. For 6 rounds Wolak kept up the pressure on foreman not giving him a chance to regroup. Although foreman landed some solid blows of his own, and put up a tough battle, by the end of the 6th round the outcome had been decided and the fight was over (referee decision); the boxer from Brooklyn had been outmatched.

The knee injury coupled with a long layover between fights had taken its toll. “I just didn’t feel it tonight” foreman told reporters “There were no surprises, I just didn’t have it.” The much beloved “Lion of Zion,” whose record now stands at 28-2, said he would rest before considering his future.

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