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Rabbi-in-Training Yuri Foreman Returns to Ring

By Ari Jankelowitz

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Yuri Foreman (29-2), the heralded rabbi-in-training continues his comeback trail in New York City tonight at the Roseland Ballroom.

His opponent is Gundrick King (18-9), a former college football player for the University of North Alabama, who not to be outdone intellectually, studied applied microcomputer design while in college. On paper this could be considered one of the more cerebral matchups of 2013.

Foreman is coming off a 6 round victory by unanimous decision over Brandon Baue (12-8) at the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square this past January. He is looking for his first consecutive victory since 2008. A win for Foreman will most likely extend his comeback to eventually challenge for a championship. A loss might see him seeking a permanent post at the pulpit.

King is coming off a third round technical knockout loss against George Tahdooahnippah at the Comanche Nation Casino in Oklahoma. While not a household name, King primarily fights in the South and represents another important step forward for Foreman.

King’s lone match in New York since turning professional in 2007 came last year and pitted him against title contender Charlie Ota of Tokyo, Japan at the Madison Square Garden Theatre. King suffered a technical knockout while standing in the 7th round of an 8 round contest.

Make sure to follow @jdforward for live coverage at the fight. You can also watch the fight live online via Dibella Entertainment’s website: dbe1.com or on the old fashion television on Sportsnet starting at 7 p.m.


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