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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Back to daddy duty for Yuri Foreman

By Michael Woods

The man had his head down, chin tucked in a manner to best mitigate a tiny breeze that made the 12-degree temperature feel like 5. Upon drawing closer to the gent walking up Sixth Avenue in Park Slope, it became apparent that the man with the chin tucked was the same man I saw with his chin tucked while in combat the night before, at BB King's in Manhattan.

"Hey, Yuri, what's going on?"

It was Yuri Foreman, the former junior middleweight champ, out and about at 9 a.m. Thursday, looking none the worse for wear, save for a tiny scratch on his right eye.

"Going to buy diapers," he told me and my wife as we walked our 2-year-old to play group. "My son uses a lot of them."

The adults all nodded at that, on the same page. If there is one thing little tykes all do with efficiency, it is diaper-soiling.

There will be more diapers needed in the near future, Foreman informed us. Wife Leyla is due in a month. Another boy is on the way.

Foreman said he will trust in promoter Lou DiBella to set up another bout as he looks to get back into top form following 22 months away from the ring. The 32-year-old pugilist/diaper-changer upped his record to 29-2 with a UD6 win over Brandon Baue at BB King's.