The Fighting Rabbi

YNETNEWS reports:

Yuri Foreman is a deeply religious man, but you couldn’t tell it from the way he ruthlessly knocks people out in the boxing ring.

The 29-year-old rabbi-to-be is the World Boxing Association’s newest champion and when he’s not throwing punches in the ring he’s hitting the books by training to become a rabbi.

"I am able to balance both my fighting and my studies to become a rabbi," said Foreman, who made boxing history on Saturday by becoming the first Israeli to win a world championship title.

Fighting on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto fight, Foreman claimed the WBA super welterweight championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Daniel Santos.

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