COMEBACK ALERT: YURI FOREMAN
Press Release: On Wednesday, January 23rd, former WBA junior middleweight titlist Yuri Foreman (28-2, 8 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time in nearly two years when he takes on Brandon Baue (12-8, 10 KOs) in a six-round bout at BB King Blues club in New York City. Tickets can be purchased by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
The Belarusian-born Israeli Foreman, who has been living and training in Brooklyn since 1999, is studying to become a Rabbi in addition to competing as a professional boxer. Foreman won the WBA 154-pound title via unanimous decision over Daniel Santos in November 2009. In his first title defense, Foreman lost his junior middleweight belt in a spirited effort to Miguel Cotto in the inaugural boxing event held at the new Yankee Stadium in June 2010. Foreman badly injured his knee in the seventh round of their championship bout but continued to fight on. He was eventually stopped on his feet in the ninth round once his knee left him immobilized.
In Foreman's next bout, he was stopped in six rounds by Pawel Wolak on March 12, 2011. After the bout against Wolak, Foreman took some time out of the ring, but he has been training for the past few months feeling rejuvenated and ready to make another run at a world championship.