Miguel Cotto Drops Bronx Bombs on Yuri Foreman at Yankee Stadium

by NESN Staff

June 6, 2010

Miguel Cotto Drops Bronx Bombs on Yuri Foreman at Yankee Stadium Sparring under the bright lights of Yankee Stadium, Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto ended Yuri Foreman‘s night in the ninth round to secure the World Boxing Association?s super welterweight belt and his fourth championship in front of 20,272 fans.

Although it was Foreman’s first defeat, he has reason to smile as both he and Cotto join such boxing icons as Jack Dempsey, Max Schmeling, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano and Joe Louis — all of whom have headlined bouts at one of the Yankees? stadiums. The last main event to take the Yankee pitch was between Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton in 1976.

From Belarus to Brooklyn by way of Israel, Foreman is now 28-1 while Cotto, who moved up a weight class for the fight, improves to 35-2.

Photo of the Day

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Miguel Cotto Drops Bronx Bombs on Yuri Foreman at Yankee Stadium

Quote of the Day

“I hope it?s true, but we?re not going to comment on it, I can tell you that. We?re focused on the NBA finals. There?s two teams. There?s the Lakers and the Celtics, and that?s what we?re going to keep the focus on. But on Tom, he deserves the job. I think he?s the best candidate out there. I?ve said that for three years now. So let?s hope it?s true.”
–Doc Rivers, on his assistant Tom Thibodeau taking the Bulls’ head coaching job

Comment of the Day

Do you think this nickname for a certain Mets hurler is going to stick in Queens? You have to admit, it does have a nice ring to it.

“So glad the Sox brass didn’t cave when everyone was clamoring for a
Lester/Ellsbury and anyone else the Twins wanted for Johann “I use to
be a great pitcher before my body broke down like Pedro” Santana. Then
again, maybe it’s just a Mets thing! What a deal having Lester and
Bucholtz together as a young 1-2 tandem for the future.”

Video of the Day

Some people are calling this the “best first pitch ever.” Sure, she got the batter to swing and miss, but that toss wouldn’t break 30 mph on anyone’s radar gun. Am I missing something?

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