News February 2010

Yankee Stadium confirmed for Cotto vs Foreman


Yankee Stadium

The Yankees confirmed they've reached an agreement with a family that scheduled a bar mitzvah for June 5, clearing the way for a proposed fight between junior middleweight champ Yuri Foreman and Miguel Cotto at the famous venue.

Scott Ballan, the son of the lead bond lawyer for the financing of Yankee Stadium, had the bar mitzvah booked before the fight was proposed, but has undertaken an alternative arrangement.

Ken Norton's victory over Muhammad Ali was the last boxing event at the Stadium, also promoted by Bob Arum.

Terms have not been totally agreed between Foreman and Cotto, but both men want the fight.

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