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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Two Fights Scheduled for Mor Oknin

Super flyweight Mor Oknin told The Jewish Boxing Blog he has two fights scheduled in Mexico this month. One fight is slated for February 19 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The next fight is penciled in for February 26.

Oknin is 1-0 with one KO. He fought in his debut last April. Several of his scheduled fights in Mexico last fall fell through. In normal times scheduled boxing matches evaporate all the time, particularly for fighters who don't have powerful connections. The pandemic has forced the postponement or cancellation of many boxing events. It has complicated international travel as well.

Hopefully, circumstances will allow Oknin to fight more often in 2022. While there are professional boxers based in Israel, the sport does not currently enjoy much popularity in the country, so the boxers must travel internationally. Mexico is a hotspot for fighters in the lighter weights. It is also somewhat of a hotspot for covid. Mexico is currently orange or "at risk" on Israel's covid-risk chart. Israelis are not allowed to travel to red or "high risk" countries but are permitted to go to countries categorized as orange.

Oknin's bouts are scheduled for four rounds.

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