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Friday, July 5, 2013

Foreman to Return July 24

For his third fight since he began his comeback, Yuri Foreman is scheduled for another tuneup bout. This one will be held on July 24 at Roseland Ballroom in New York, New York. The proposed opponent is Jamaal Davis.

In his last bout, Foreman (30-2, 8 KOs) looked smooth and boxed expertly against his overmatched opponent, Gundrick King, in April. Davis (14-9-1, 6 KOs), who is the same age as Foreman and is slightly shorter, lost a unanimous decision to Patrick Majewski in February.

Davis's best win came last June against hard-punching journeyman Doel Carrasquillo. In that fight, Davis outworked his man with a crisp jab. But it would be difficult to find two fighters as different as Carrasquillo and Yuri Foreman. While Carrasquillo eats punches round after round hoping to land one big KO blow, Foreman is a skilled boxer who relies on constant movement to outpoint his opponents.

According to the nascent site BoxingStat.co, Foreman possesses more power and is able to take a punch better than can Davis. Foreman's first two comeback fights were both scheduled for six rounds; this one is slated for eight.

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