NEW YORK (JTA) — Former boxing champion Yuri Foreman will return to the ring March 12 after rehabilitating from knee surgery.
Foreman, the one-time World Boxing Association super-welterweight champion, will meet Top 10 contender Pawel Wolak at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., promoters Don King and Bob Arum announced at a news conference Wednesday in New York City.
Foreman, a rabbinical student in Brooklyn, N.Y., injured his knee during his title defense loss to Miguel Cotto last June at Yankee Stadium. Cotto will headline the MGM Grand card in a title bout against two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga.
Showtime will televise the pay-per-view event.