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Yuri Foreman seeks his third straight at Roseland Ballroom

By Jake Donovan

Former 154 lb. titlist Yuri Foreman seeks his third straight win as he faces Jamaal Davis in a scheduled eight-round main event Wednesday evening at Roseland Ballroom in New York City.

Both fighters made the contracted weight for their bout, which tops an eight-fight card as part of the long-running and widely successful ‘Broadway Boxing’ series. Select fights – including the main event – will air live on streaming website GoFightLive TV.

Foreman came in at the super welterweight divisional limit of 154 lb., where he has spent most of his career and where plans to continue to campaign. Davis (14-9-1, 6KO) was slightly heavier at 155 lb.

Foreman (30-2, 8KO) fights for the third time this year – all of which have taken place on the Broadway Boxing circuit – after returning to the ring following a near two-year absence. The Belarus-born New Yorker briefly pondered retirement following back-to-back knockout losses to Miguel Cotto and Pawel Wolak, the latter occurring in March ’11.

The loss to Cotto served as his lone HBO-headlining appearance, as well as the featured attraction in the only boxing card to take place at the newly renovated Yankee Stadium.

Prior to the two-fight skid, Foreman reached the pinnacle of his career, scoring an upset points win over Daniel Santos to earn a 154 lb. title. He conceded the crown to Cotto in his lone title defense.

FULL WEIGH-IN RESULTS

Yuri Foreman, 154 lb. vs. Jamaal Davis, 155 lb. – eight rounds, super welterweight

Heather Hardy, 121 lb. vs. Cassie Trost, 121 lb. – six rounds, super bantamweight

Emmanuel DeJesus, 152 lb. vs. Khalik Memminger, 152 lb. – four rounds, super welterweight

Travis Peterkin, 176 lb. vs. Hector Hernandez, 176 lb. – six rounds, light heavyweight

Bryant Cruz, 130 lb. vs. Nuwan Jayakody, 129 lb. – four rounds, super featherweight

Luis Cruz, 137 lb. vs. Justin Robbins, 137 lb. – four rounds, lightweight

Akil Auguste, 161 lb. vs. Louis Rose, 162 lb. – six rounds, middleweight

Ytalo Perea, 252 lb. vs. John Orr, 272 lb. – four rounds, heavyweight

* A lightweight bout between Donte Strayhorn and Jonathan Garcia was scratched after Garcia failed to make weight.

* Prospect Luis Olivares was removed from the card due to an inability to secure an opponent

TICKET AND BROADCAST INFO

The July 24 card at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's SMS Promotions and sponsored by SMS Audio, Manfredi Auto Group, Newlio.com, and Everlast. The event will be aired on Broadband via GFL.tv.

SNY (Sports New York network) will broadcast the event tape-delayed.

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door the night of the fight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.  

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 07-24-2013

[QUOTE=Japanese Boxing;13584776]Yuri is getting paid absolute ****. He deserves better than what he is making for these fights.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=ramblingalp;13585156]Looks like Yuri's boxing career is going in reverse. Over 3 years ago he held the WBA light middleweight belt...now he's fighting…

Comment by Southpaw King on 07-24-2013

My boy akil auguste!! He's the next big thing for boxing and the middle weight division! Watch

Comment by APBrooklyn on 07-24-2013

Great scene at the Roseland tonight....fight fans always get your moneys worth @ Broadway Boxing events....see ya there....

Comment by ramblingalp on 07-24-2013

Looks like Yuri's boxing career is going in reverse. Over 3 years ago he held the WBA light middleweight belt...now he's fighting 8 rounders. Go figure.

Comment by Malius on 07-24-2013

Yuri will be back on top baby!!! Prolly not but he gotta get some better fights, even a Cotto rematch would like to see how he goes if a not so bum knee.

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