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  • Mike Tyson reportedly planning kosher restaurant chain

    November 21, 2010 | 4:04 pm

    Mike Tyson reportedly is planning to launch a chain of high-end kosher restaurants.

    The former heavyweight boxing champ is in talks with businessman Moshe Malamud, owner of the Franklin Mint and chairman of the Asian technology service provider emaimai, to break into the kosher-food...

  • ‘Golden Boy’ Art Aragon keeps the faith

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The "Golden Boy" celebrity boxer of the 1950s wasn't born into the Tribe. But Art Aragon also wasn't one to let religion interfere with romance.

    "My grandfather wouldn't let my mother marry him because he was a real swinger," Aragon's son, Brad, recalled recently. "So he offered him...

  • Films: Documentary captures young Orthodox boxer’s journey

    By Saul Austerlitz

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    The trailer


    The era of Jewish boxers -- tough guys from the ghettos, like Benny Leonard and Barney Ross -- is over. For that matter, the era of boxing itself, once king of all American sports, has passed, as well. In that regard, Dmitriy Salita is doubly a throwback, being both...

  • In the ring, at the front, boxer Barney Ross packed a punch

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Barney Ross" by Douglas Century (Schocken and Nextbook, $19.95).
     
    To many sports fans, Shawn Green remains the only recognizable Jewish professional athlete. Green follows a relatively short but impressive line of Jewish baseball stars, one every generation so it seems, kind of...
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  • ‘Cinderella’ Villain Not Such a Bad Guy

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The upcoming "Cinderella Man" chronicles the fall and rise of Depression-era heavyweight champion James Braddock, but the movie is as likely to revive the memory of another title holder, "Jewish" boxer Max Baer.

    In the climactic scene, the movie depicts the 15-round fight in 1935...