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Old 09-24-2009, 08:14 PM   #16
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I've seen Salita fight; I had no idea he was Jewish.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:34 PM   #17
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Zab Judah is Jewish.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:36 AM   #18
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For boxing to thrive the only things needed are:

Poverty

Social inequality

Ethnic tensions

A lot of money in another sector of the economy to finance it.
From World War 1, to World War 2 the Jews had a champion in one of the 8 weight classes.

According to Tunney, and records from the Jews, Harry Greb was Jewish.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:22 AM   #19
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daniel mendoza started it all,then along came dutch sam and young dutch sam
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:22 PM   #20
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From World War 1, to World War 2 the Jews had a champion in one of the 8 weight classes.

According to Tunney, and records from the Jews, Harry Greb was Jewish.

Really I did not know Greb was Jewish...a good book was Bummy Davis and Murder INC. about Jewish boxers and Gansta's in the 30's
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:36 PM   #21
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Greb being Jewish is a myth. Some passed-along tale about the spelling of his name being transposed from Berg.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:41 PM   #22
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Yup, Greb wasn't Jewish. His heritage is German from what I can gather.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:45 PM   #23
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Nice read. Are there any Jewish boxers currently active?
Zab Judah
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:43 AM   #24
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Greb is not Jewish, Zab Judah's Father Yoel Judah is a Black Hebrew Israelite.
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I don't know how Jewish the Judah family is in practice but they are not ethinicly.
The Bear's Max and Buddy were Jewish ethinicly (on their Father's side) but may not have been in practice.
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