Yuri Foreman fighting April 4


It's now a new level of grind for Park Slope junior middleweight Yuri Foreman, who with wife Leyla welcomed baby boy Elijah into the world three weeks ago.

Foreman (29-2) has a fight set for April 4, against Gundrick King (18-9) at Roseland Ballroom in NYC.

I ran into Foreman's wife, Leyla, who chatted briefly before hustling back to be with son Lev and the newborn. "We are very busy," she said, and talked about the juggling act going on. Yuri is in the home stretch to become a rabbi, they are working on a book proposal and he is knee deep in training for his second fight since taking almost two years off from the ring.

Foreman tops a card promoted by Lou DiBella, also featuring Gabriel Bracero, Jo Jo Dan and Luis Orlando Del Valle.