Israeli WBA Champion Yuri Foreman will run a boxing clinic today at 4PM for 35 children of the “Police Boxing Program for Kids” at DeMarco's, 101 Ellis Steet, Staten Island in New York.
While Yuri Foreman has his mind set on his world title defense against Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium on June 5, he will take a break from his rigorous training to give 35 young boxers some personal trainer tips and pointers.
The master class, organized in collaboration with the Israeli Consulate in NY and the NY Police Boxing Program for Kids, is intended to expose the amateur boxers to the challenges of the professional world.
“I'm excited for the opportunity to team up with the representatives of my homeland and give back to the community. I started boxing at a very young age and it taught me discipline and respect" said Foreman.
"Boxing is not just throwing punches in the air, it's about staying focused mentally. I believe that through boxing these children will become not only stronger but smarter."
“We're glad to join Yuri Foreman once again in giving back to the people of New York. Yuri has taught us that being a world champion isn't just a title but a responsibility and that a true winner uses his influence to make a change in the lives of others,” stated Joel Lion, Consul for Media at the Israeli Consulate.
“The Atlas Foundation/NYC Cops & Kids Boxing program is honored to have Yuri Foreman speak to our boxers and provide them with a boxing clinic in Staten Island. Yuri is the perfect role model for our young boxers. Graduating from college, hard working and always a gentleman, Yuri is a true champion inside the ring and out,” said Pat Russo.