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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yankee Stadium, June 5th?

The bout between WBA light middleweight titlest Yuri Foreman (28-0, 8 KOs) and former two-division champion Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KOs) was originally scheduled for June 12 in Madison Square Garden. But Top Rank head Bob Arum, who promotes both boxers, says that the fight could be moved to Yankee Stadium and a week earlier, according to Ken Belson of The New York Times. The hold up, Belson reports, is a scheduling conflict with, you guessed it, a Bar Mitzvah. Arum also claims he's still working with HBO to try and keep the match off pay-per-view.

According to BoxingScene.com, Foreman's camp has hired legendary trainer Emanuel Steward. Steward will lend his services during a few weeks of training. Foreman is ranked as the 7th best junior middleweight in the world by The Ring Magazine. His opponent, Cotto, is the 4th best welterweight and the 7th best pound-for-pound boxer in the estimation of The Ring.

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