From world champion boxer to rabbi

He’s just won the World Boxing Association’s Super Welterweight Boxing Title, so what does Israeli Yuri Foreman do in his spare time? Study to be a rabbi of course.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kZxe4eRGU For Israeli Yuri Foreman, boxing and faith aren’t so …

He’s just won the World Boxing Association’s Super Welterweight Boxing Title, so what does Israeli Yuri Foreman do in his spare time? Study to be a rabbi of course.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kZxe4eRGU

For Israeli Yuri Foreman, boxing and faith aren’t so very different. Foreman, who won the World Boxing Association Super Welterweight Boxing Title in a fight against Daniel Santos in Las Vegas on November 14, is also studying to be a rabbi. And he sees no contradiction there.

He may have an exhausting training schedule to keep in tip-top condition for his fights, but the rest of the time the 29-year-old spends in rabbinical studies.

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Foreman, nicknamed the Lion of Zion, first learned to box in Belarus Russia at age seven, after being bullied in a swimming pool. He moved to Israel at the age of 11, and later decided to move again to the US to pursue his sport.

ISRAEL21c caught up with him at a Jewish National Fund benefit in New York to celebrate his win.

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