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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Midyear Recap

It has been a great few months for Jewish Boxing and The Jewish Boxing Blog!

The Fights
There have been quite a few Jewish boxers in action so far. Three- Sagiv Ismailov, Igor Lazarev, and Alex Karchevski- were in action in Ashdod, Israel back in February. Ismailov took his second win of the year two months later in Estonia.

Undefeated flyweight David Alaverdian showed an ability to adjust on the fly in an April bout in Las Vegas.

Shawn Sarembock earned a draw in a February firefight in Tijuana.

Stefi Cohen and Odelia Ben Ephraim have both fought twice this year. Cohen won in February and again in June. Ben Ephraim is 1-1 this year with an impressive win in March.

Former world champion Carolina Duer fought to a disputed split decision loss in April.

After Stefi Cohen's fight was canceled in January, The Jewish Boxing Blog found out what happened from the California State Athletic Commission.

Shawn Sarembock faced numerous behind-the-scenes difficulties in the run-up to his February fight. He explain what happened to The JBB. He later stepped away from the sport in June.

David Alaverdian opened up to The JBB about his win in April.

Kenny "Bang Bang" Bogner passed away in February.

A profile of tough British flyweight Alf Mansfield was published in May.

A profile of Israeli amateur boxer Ovadia Hochman, who later moved to the U.S. and changed his name to Eddie Hoffman, was published in June.

Several amazing guest contributors added to the Top 5s series.

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