Undefeated middleweight Yuri Foreman was about to bite into a foot high pastrami-corned beef-turkey sandwich at the Carnegie Deli when someone dutifully asked: “What’s your weight class?” “Heavyweight,” laughed the Israeli fighter, who now boxes out of Brooklyn. He would not eat the sandwich, not by a longshot. The undefeated middleweight Foreman (18-0, 7 KO’s) will put his winning streak on the line against the tough-minded Ismail "The Arsenal" Arvin (13-0-1, 6 KO’s) in the main event of “Summer Punch at the Taj” on Friday night, September 2, at the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino’s Grand Ballroom in Atlantic City, NJ.
Foreman, who originally hailed from Belarus before migrating to Israel, now fights out of one of boxing’s hotbeds, Brooklyn, New York. Arvin, who is also unbeaten with a draw the lone “blemish” on his record, hails from Baltimore, Maryland.
The 10-round middleweight contest will be televised live on Showtime’s popular Shobox: The New Generation beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET.
In the co-featured attraction, a light middleweight contest, Atlantic City’s own Shamone Alvarez (12-0, 8 KO’s) squares off against Russell Jordan (10-2 6 KO’s) of Rochester, NY.
The Labor Day weekend kickoff on the shore will also feature local boxing catch of the day in separate bouts: lightweight Jorge "The Truth" Teron (4-0, 4 KO’s) of the Bronx, NY; super middleweight Joe Greene (5-0, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY; and heavyweight Kevin Johnson (7-0-1, 4 KO’s) Asbury Park, NJ; and light middleweight Raymond Biggs (3-0 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY.
Tickets are priced at $100, $50 and $30, and are available at the Trump Taj Mahal box office (for information call 609-449-5150), and by calling TicketMaster at 800 736-1420.