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  • Argentine boxer Carolina Duer defends bantamweight crown

    July 21, 2014 | 11:03 am

    Carolina Raquel Duer of Argentina defended her World Boxing Organization bantamweight title for the second time.

    Duer, popularly known as “The Turk,” defeated Ana Maria Lozano of Venezuela by unanimous decision on Friday night in Lanus, a city in Buenos Aires Province, to take...

  • Cletus ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ Seldin moves to 9-0 with third-round KO

    October 15, 2012 | 1:49 pm

    Jewish welterweight Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin won by a third-round knockout, bringing his record to 9-0.

    For Seldin, 26, his knockout of Carl “The Assassin” McNickles of Chicago on Saturday in Westbury, N.Y., was the sixth of his pro boxing career. The East Side Boxing blog calls Seldin a Long Island fan favorite.

    Seldin told the Algemeiner website in an interview earlier this year that he wears a Star of David on his trunks and on his jacket.

  • Pacquiao to visit Israel, says his Jewish promoter Bob Arum

    May 22, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    Manny Pacquiao, the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion, will visit Israel, his Jewish promoter Bob Arum said.

    Arum during a conference call Tuesday pledged to bring the Filipino boxer and lawmaker to Israel after Pacquiao fights Timothy Bradley in a title defense in Las...

  • Pacquiao vs. Mayweather vs. Gay Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    May 17, 2012 | 9:29 am

    Like millions of people around the world, I have been waiting for the day that Manny and Floyd will get in the ring and have at it.  Proving for once and for all who the better fighter is, but I don’t imagine it will ever happen.  Why fight in the ring and risk humiliation when...

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  • Manny Pacquiao Wins Over Juan Manuel Marquez – But Did He Deserve It?

    By Ilana Angel

    November 13, 2011 | 1:55 am

    I love Manny, and because of him I am falling in love with boxing.  He is a hero, an inspiration, and the welterweight champion.  I think he is divine and I will always be on his side, but the fight tonight was close. So close in fact, that one could argue the wrong decision was...

  • Argentine Jewish boxer to defend title in Buenos Aires

    November 11, 2011 | 11:14 am

    In many ways, Carolina Raquel Duer is a typical middle-class Jewish kid. She attended a Jewish day school, spent time working and traveling in Israel and celebrated her bat mitzvah at a Conservative synagogue.

    But when she steps into the ring tonight at Club Atletico Lanus, she will...

  • Boxing, Addiction, Ryan O’Neil, Gorgeous Men & a Great Singles Night

    By Ilana Angel

    September 16, 2011 | 1:37 pm

    Last night I went to the “Knocking out Addiction” boxing event that was held on the roof of the Peterson Automotive Museum here in LA.  It was a fundraising event for Beit T’Shuvah, which is both a residential treatment center for addiction, as well as a temple.  I volunteer...

  • My Search for Manny Pacquiao Leads Me to Ryan O’Neal?  Score!

    By Ilana Angel

    September 13, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    I love Manny Pacquiao.  I think he is an amazing human being and it is my new mission to meet him.  I want to shake his hand and tell him I love him.  By shaking his hand of course I mean I want to hug him.  I am quite certain that if this happens, or rather when this happens, I will...

  • Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. & Boxing Gives Men Their Period

    By Ilana Angel

    August 8, 2011 | 8:24 pm

    Yesterday I posted a blog about the battle between Manny and Floyd.  I am a huge fan of Manny as both a boxer and a man.  I have written of my love for Manny Pacquiao several times before and it was well received.  I got lovely emails from his fans and an outpouring of love from the...

  • Manny Pacquiao & Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Battle Outside the Ring

    By Ilana Angel

    August 7, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    I love Manny Pacquiao.  Love him.  While not a long time fan of the sport of boxing, I love to watch Manny in the ring.  He is magical.  Not only as an athlete, but also as a human being.  I tend to be attracted to Jewish men who are older and taller than me, but when it comes to...

  • Win or Lose, I Love Manny Pacquiao - UPDATED

    By Ilana Angel

    May 7, 2011 | 7:40 pm

    Manny is fighting tonight against Shane Mosley.  He will win.  I’m certain of it.  Shane is impressive certainly, and at 39 years old, bravo to him to giving it a shot, but Manny will win.  I’d be willing to put money on it.

    Actually, I did bet on it.  I bet my friend Mike...

  • Salita takes N.Y. boxing title

    December 20, 2010 | 1:33 pm

    Orthodox Jewish boxer Dmitriy Salita scored a knockout in the third round to take the vacant New York State welterweight title.

    Salita, of Brooklyn, N.Y., defeated James Wayka on Dec. 16 at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. Wayka was brought in as a substitute at the last minute for the ill Mike Anchondo, whom Salita was slated to fight for the International Boxing Association welterweight title.

    The reggae artist Matisyahu rapped as Salita made his way to the ring as the headliner for the nine-fight card.

    Salita raised his record to 32-1-1 with 17 knockouts.

  • 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...

  • Maccabi Games debunk myths about Jewish athletes

    By Robert David Jaffee

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Woody Allen's oft-told joke about the paucity of Jewish sports heroes reinforces stereotypes going back centuries. A noteworthy example comes from sociologist Edward Ross, a Protestant, who about 100 years ago had this to say about Jews: "On the physical side, the Hebrews are the...
  • Socalled music, mythic characters, legal pugilism, Kirk again, open casting call

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 9th



    Canadian music maker Socalled has drawn from so many different influences to create his new album, "Ghettoblaster," that it's impossible to fit it into any genre. And why would you want to? The ever-inventive artist combines rock, hip-hop, funk, Bulgarian, klezmer...
  • A punch-by-punch guide to life

    By Robert David Jaffee

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Ringside: A Treasury of Boxing Reportage," by Budd Schulberg (Ivan R. Dee, $27.50).

    In a town where industry types seek multihyphenate status, Budd Schulberg is among the only legitimate triple threats, a true literary lion as adept as a novelist and journalist as he is as a...

  • Su temple es mi casa

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It's 103 degrees in Hollywood, and I'm schvitzing. As I head up the stairs at my synagogue, Tony Guerrero and I exchange greetings.
     
    As usual, he's looking sharp: pressed slacks, a clean white button-down shirt, and today -- a tie and a kippah. "Tony," I ask incredulously, "how...
  • In This Corner—the Choreographer

    By Susan Josephs

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Choreographer Keith Glassman always wanted to learn more about his grandfathers and why they both pursued boxing careers in their youth.

    "There are a lot of unanswered questions in my family," he says. "My grandparents and their generation were very reticent when it came to talking...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Supercause for Super bowl

    Goodies abounded on Super Bowl Sunday as, for the 20th consecutive year, "Doctor to the Stars" and Fulfillment Fund founder Gary Gitnick, chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA School of Medicine, and his gracious wife, Cherna, opened their home...

  • Fight of the Century

    By Tom Teicholz

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Joe Louis' boxing match against Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in 1938 remains one of the great sporting events of the 20th century -- even though the fight in front of nearly 70,000 spectators lasted all of two minutes and four seconds.

    Some 67 years after that fateful night of...

  • Senior Moments - And in This Corner, Stella Goren

    By Ellie Kahn

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Stella Goren is only about 4-foot-10, but she packs a strong punch.

    It all started when she was turning 79, and her husband asked what she wanted for her birthday.

    "I'd like to work out at a gym with a personal trainer," Goren told him.

    In spite of thinking she was meshugge and...

  • Your Letters

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Math Problem

    It's a shame that in her zeal to pin the state's budget problems on the Democrats, Jill Stewart attacks the community colleges and the disabled community in her opinion piece, "Math Problem" (March 19).

    As a math instructor at community colleges and the father of a...

  • Chaos Comes to Town

    By Leora Alhadeff

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Merhav Mohar never lost a match until a Latvian at the Sheraton Plaza in Israel took away his winning streak. KO'ed in the first round, the 21-year-old Israeli boxer said, "It was the best knockout ever seen in the Holy Land."

    In America for the first time through Golden Boy...

  • The Great Jewish Hope

    By Carin Davis

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Dmitriy Salita doesn't fight on the Sabbath, which gives his competition a much-needed day of rest from this powerful junior welterweight. With a 13-0, 10 KO record, the 5-foot-9, 139-pound fighter who goes by the moniker "The Star of David," is a rising star in the boxing ring.

    ...

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