28 October 2008 – Press Release
In a sensational matchup of foreign-born, New York-based junior middleweights, unbeaten Yuri Foreman, 26-0 (8 KOS), a native of Belarus who has also lived in Israel, will battle popular Irishman James Moore, 16-1 (10 KOS), on Saturday, December 13, at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
At stake will be Foremans NABF title. The 10 round clash will be part of a Showtime broadcast headlined by the rubber match between WBO junior welterweight champion Kendall Holt and Ricardo Torres. Promoting the show is Top Rank, Inc.
The well-conditioned Foreman, 28, is a perpetual motion machine who in his last five outings won decisions over fighters with a cumulative record of 118-17-2. The hard-punching Moore, the former captain of the Irish national amateur team, won an 8 round decision over Christian Lloyd Joseph in his last bout in August.
Ive always said I wanted tough fights, and Yuri is a great challenge for me because hes fast and elusive, said the 30-year-old Moore, a highly regarded body puncher who is trained by Lennox Blackmoore.
We both came to the United States with the same dreams, so this is a great crossroads fight for both of us. I am really looking forward to it.