BROOKLYN (December 2, 2015) – In honor of former world champion and Brooklyn-native Yuri Foreman’s return to the ring, David’s K Deli featured a custom sandwich “Yuri’s Knockout Corned Beef” Tuesday night at Barclays Center. Foreman met fans and served sandwiches at the kosher stand on the main concourse, prior to the Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns game.
Foreman (32-2, 9 KOs), a recently ordained rabbi, will fight on Saturday, December 5 at Barclays Center, before the showdown between Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
QUOTES FROM FOREMAN
“Jews love sports and there’s a kosher deli at Barclays Center. It’s perfect.
“Boxing is a very spiritual sport. We all have different paths. My faith keeps me centered and focused. You can be anyone. You can be a rabbi and still be fighting on the big stage at Barclays Center.
“People might think because you’re a rabbi and a boxer, it’s meshuganah. But anyone can be spiritually connected.”
“It’s very special to be fighting at Barclays Center because this is my home and I actually live just blocks away from the arena. I’m honored to be around so many great fighters who are on this card. Everyone can come together under one roof to watch a great sport.
“As soon as you take it easy on yourself, that’s when you have a problem. Especially in boxing. I’ve never taken any shortcuts. If you take shortcuts in this sport you’re going to get hurt.
“I’m staying positive about Dec. 5. I can’t predict because it’s boxing and anything can happen. It only takes one shot. I’m envisioning a successful night and an impressive victory for myself.”
Foreman moved to Brooklyn from Belarus at a young age and found solace inside the legendary Gleason’s Gym. Foreman was sensational in winning the first 27 fights of his career before he defeated Daniel Santos in November 2009 to capture a super welterweight world title. While he lost an all-New York showdown with Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium in 2010, Foreman won the last four fights of his career before retiring in 2013. Now the 35-year-old returns to the ring to fight in front of his hometown fans.
Tickets for the live event start at $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.
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