Mar
05

Report: Foreman/Cotto fight set for June 5

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According to a report filed late last night by the AP, Bob Arum and the Yankees have reached an agreement to host a June 5 bout between Yuri Foreman and Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees will be amidst a six-game road trip that weekend, and while team officials say the Yankee brass still need to approve the plans, this fight will mark the return of boxing to the stadium in the Bronx. “We have a preliminary agreement with them. Nothing has been signed or finalized,” Yanks’ COO Lonn Trost told the AP. “We do plan, if things go well, to have it on June 5.”

According to the report, the main event — a match between Foreman and Cotto — won’t start until around 11:30 p.m. due to Foreman’s observance of the end of the Jewish Sabbath. The stadium will be configured for approximately 30 to 35,000 fans, and tickets will range from $50 to $400. “This is a crowning achievement in my career, to do the last fight in ’76 and the first fight at the new stadium in 2010,” Arum said. “You can’t imagine how good it makes me feel, how special it makes me feel. This is a great thing for my legacy.”

Categories : Asides, Yankee Stadium

6 Comments»

  1. Rose says:

    I must say, I absolutely love my Yuri Foreman Grill…it makes the absolute best Matsah Balls…

  2. Aj says:

    When do these tickets go on sale??

  3. RollingWave says:

    HOLY SHIT, GEORGE FOREMAN still boxing?!!??!

    oh wait, Yuri Foreman.

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