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Monday, January 8, 2024

Mor Oknin to Fight in Mexico City

Flyweight Mor Oknin told The Jewish Boxing Blog that he plans to fight in either February or March in Mexico City, Mexico. This would be Oknin's fourth pro fight, all in the flyweight-rich country of Mexico.

Oknin is from Netanya, Israel and of Moroccan ancestry. In an interview with May Samra of Enlace Judío, Mor revealed that he suffered from throat cancer at the age of 19. Fortunately, he beat the disease, but it took away three years from his career. The experience made him more religious. Oknin does not fight or weigh-in on Shabbat and keeps kosher, which can be a challenge when he visits Mexico.

A decorated amateur, Oknin has had some unsanctioned bouts in Israel since his pro career started nearly three years ago. A combination of the global pandemic and cancelled fights have slowed his progress, which has disrupted his rhythm in the ring.

Now in his 30s, Mor spends his days training, working at his father's furniture store, and offering private boxing lessons. Oknin has high aspirations, but to achieve his dreams, he must find a way to fight regularly. He'd like nothing better.

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