Belarusian-born Globe Boxing Association Super Welterweight Champ who was simply a 2011 Golden Gloves winner. He earned three nationwide championships as an amateur in Israel. After pension, he researched at a Brooklyn yeshiva in planning for learning to be a rabbi. He wedded Leyla Leidecker in 2004. His 2010 fight Miguel Cotto was the initial combat at Yankee Stadium since 1976.