Miguel Cotto and Yuri Foreman at Yankee Stadium to announce their June 5 HBO fight(AP Photo)
WBA Junior Middleweight champion Yuri Foreman will defend his title belt against former Welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on HBO boxing, June 5, 2010 at the New York Yankees Baseball Stadium.
Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KOs) is coming off a devastating 12th round TKO loss to current pound-for-pound king, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, and is looking to salvage his boxing career by moving up to the 154-pound weight class and hiring legendary trainer Emmanuel Steward.
Cotto’s only has two losses on his record, but many scribes have written him off and believe the beatings he took from Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao have taken too much out of the 29-year old Puerto Rican. Cotto looks to prove those skeptics wrong by winning a title in a third weight division.
WBA Junior Middleweight champion Yuri Foreman, 29, is the first Jewish boxing champion in over 25 years, and is currently undefeated with a record of (28-0, 8 KOs). This will be Yuri Foreman’s first time heading a Main Event on a big stage against a big name opponent.
The fighters promoter Bob Arum expects the event will draw in at least 30,000 people to Yankee Stadium. This will be the first boxing match in Yankee Stadium in over 30 years.
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