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Jewish Boxers Dream Ruthlessly Blocked by Bar Mitzvah

Jewish boxing champion Yuri Foreman wants to defend his championship at Yankee Stadium, but his first opponent (before facing former welterweight titleholder Miguel Cotto) might have to be a Bar Mitzvah boy who wants to hold his celebration at the … Read More

By / February 16, 2010

Jewish boxing champion Yuri Foreman wants to defend his championship at Yankee Stadium, but his first opponent (before facing former welterweight titleholder Miguel Cotto) might have to be a Bar Mitzvah boy who wants to hold his celebration at the same place on the same day. 

Fight promoter Bob Arum told the Associated Press that "they’ve [Yankee Stadium] leased out some lounges for this Bar Mitzvah and part of the deal was for a half hour or so, they could use the big screen in center field to show pictures and all that sort of stuff".

It would be a shame if Yankee Stadium didn’t work out, but thankfully, Arum has a backup plan, but it’s some lame hockey rink place named Madison Square Garden.