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    Carolina Duer

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    August 5, 1978 —

    If you browse our various boxing profiles, you will notice one commonality: all precede World War II. All but Yuri Foreman, that is, but his reign as champion was so short, we'd rather not mention it.

    In fact, with boxing's five different governing bodies and dozens of various champions, there is not a Jew among them... Hold that thought.

    We've been looking at it all wrong. There is at least one Jewish world boxing champion, but it's not exactly a traditional one.

    Her — that's right, HER — name is Carolina Raquel Duer, and she is the current world champion in the junior bantamweight class (we know you're not supposed to ask a woman's weight, but that's 115 lbs). Carolina is from Argentina, and her nickname, for whatever reason, is "La Turca". Bus she is no Turk; she's a Jew, bat mitzvahed and everything.

    So, if the early 20th century was the heyday of Jewish male boxers, could the early 21st be the heyday of Jewish boxing females?

    We doubt it. But with the dearth of male champions, we'll definitely welcome this one...

    Verdict: Jew.

    April 29, 2013

    See Also

    Yuri Foreman

    Sarah Kaufman

    Cristina Kirchner

    Naomi Kutin

    Pablo Vainstein
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