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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Foreman Tore His Meniscus

It has been widely reported that Yuri Foreman tore his meniscus against Miguel Cotto this past Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Foreman was defending his WBA light middleweight title. Cotto was ahead on the scorecards when Foreman collapsed, untouched, from a knee injury in round seven. From that point, Foreman was game, but his best attribute, his lateral quickness, evaporated.

A towel was thrown into the ring in the 8th round, and the fight was apparently over, but referee Arthur Mercante Jr. refused to stop it. After a brief delay, the two fighters finished the round. Foreman (28-1, 8 KOs) was knocked down by a body blow in the 9th and Mercante waved off the contest. Cotto (35-2, 28 KOs) grabbed a belt in his third weight division. It is not known how long Foreman's injury will keep him out of action.

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