Lion of Zion Bested by Polish Rival
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.