Boxing

Orthodox teens win world Thai boxing titles for Israel

By Alexandra Krendel, July 19, 2013

Two 18-year-old Orthodox Israelis, Nili Block and Sarah Abraham, have taken world Thai boxing titles.

Ms Block also won first place in her age category in the XIX KickBox World Cup in Hungary, and demonstrated her talent at the 2013 Jerusalem Marathon in the 10K run. She said: “My motto is ‘no pain, no gain.’ I have never wanted to stop.”

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Foreman right on track

By Mike Sinclair, April 12, 2013

Yuri Foreman is happy with the pace of his progress after convincingly outpointing Alabama's Gundrick King in the second fight of his comeback at New York's Roseland Ballroom.

The 32-year-old former WBA world light-middleweight champion has adopted a low key approach to his ring return following a lengthy absence.

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Foreman on the way back

By Mike Sinclair, March 22, 2013

Yuri Foreman will have his second comeback fight at New York’s Roseland Ballroom on April 4.

The 32-year-old former world light-middleweight champion will face Gundrick King, winner of 18 of his 27 fights, over six rounds.

Brooklyn-based Foreman ended a two-year absence from the ring with a convincing six-round points victory over Brendan Baue in New York in January.

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Ahrens claims third pro win

By Barry Toberman, February 7, 2013

Light-middleweight Danny “Kid” Ahrens described his victory over Andrew Patterson in Peterborough as “my best performance to date”.

Although his journeyman opponent was furious when the referee stopped the four-rounder midway through the second, he had taken a battering from the first bell.

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Foreman: It's good to be back

By Mike Sinclair, January 31, 2013

Yuri Foreman ended his near two-year absence from the ring by winning all six rounds as he outpointed Brandon Baue in New York.

Former WBA light-middleweight champion Foreman, 30, proved his fitness following a lengthy spell recuperating from knee surgery.

The Brooklyn-based fighter took the shut-out decision 60-54 on the cards of all three judges as he dominated Baue, from Missouri.

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Salita raring to go again

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2013

Dmitriy Salita believes next month’s fight against Hector Camacho Jr will be the most important of his career.

Beaten by Amir Khan in a WBA Welterweight world title bout in 2009, the Ukrainian-born boxer has been preparing for the contest at the new Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

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Salita to take on Camacho Jr

By Danny Caro, January 3, 2013

Dmitriy Salita will be looking to close in on a second world title bout when he takes on seasoned campaigner Hector Camacho Jr in New York on February 9.

Speaking ahead of the fight, which will take place at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, Salita said: "I want good, significant fights. Camacho is a talented fighter and I expect for him to come prepared."

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Ahrens claims second pro win

By Barry Toberman, November 29, 2012

Israeli prospect Danny “Kid” Ahrens impressed a predominantly Jewish crowd with an accomplished second professional win in central London on Monday.

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Salita: Saturday night alright for fighting

By Mike Sinclair, October 26, 2012

Dmitriy Salita overcame third-choice opponent Brandon Hoskins at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn to take another step towards a second world-title challenge.

Hoskins, from Missouri, gave Salita a useful test over six rounds before the Jewish welterweight prevailed by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice.

Hoskins, beaten for only the third time in 20 fights, was brought in at short notice.

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Salita beats Hoskins

By Mike Sinclair, October 22, 2012

Dmitriy Salita overcame third-choice opponent Brandon Hoskins at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn on Saturday to take another step towards a second world-title challenge.

Hoskins, from Missouri, gave Salita a useful test over six rounds before the Jewish welterweight prevailed by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice.

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