Foreman ready for fight night with Dozier


Yuri Foreman will face journeyman opponent Lenwood Dozier in his comeback fight at the Barclays Centre in his home neighbourhood of Brooklyn on Saturday.

It should be a straightforward return from a two-year absence from the ring for the former WBA world light-middleweight champion.

If 35-year-old Foreman still has serious ambitions he should not be troubled in the eight-rounder against Dozier, a 34-year-old from Maryland.

Dozier has won nine and drawn one of his 19 fights in a seven-year professional career but has lost his last four and has never boxed at the same level as Foreman, who became the first Jewish boxer to win a world title when he beat Puerto Rico’s Daniel Santos in November 2009.

Dozier's last victory was a four-round points decision over little-known Gabriel Morris in Weirton, West Virginia, in September 2013, while Foreman, looking to get back into world title contention at the time, knocked out Jovany Javier Gomez in the first round at Hollywood's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino two months later.

A dispute over a management contract caused Foreman to announce his retirement from boxing the following year and he has completed his studies to become a rabbi during his time away from the ring.

Another Jewish boxer in action is Britain's Tony Milch who takes on Kevin McCauley at the Camden Centre in King’s Cross tomorrow.

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