Miguel Cotto vs Yuri Foreman[6-5-10][HBO]

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 8 years ago '06        #21
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 8 years ago '07        #22
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Detox, you gonna go check this one out? I'm thinking of going.
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 stogz said:
Detox, you gonna go check this one out? I'm thinking of going.
nah...money f**ked up right now
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 Fishscale said:
nah...money f**ked up right now
Oh... I should find out how much tix are. You been to new yankee stadium yet? Is parking stupid? I remember hearing parking at new cowboy stadium is like $80.
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lol idk i dont drive and never been to yankee stadium...baseball too boring llol i hear its amazing tho
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im f**king going, thats it lol
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Photos: Miguel Cotto Hits Yankee Stadium, Meets Players


New York -- Two-time world champion Miguel Cotto hung out at the Yankees batting cage, took pictures with Arod, spoke to captain Derek Jeter and said he plans to win on Top Rank's big Stadium Slugfest at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 5. Photos by Jose F. Pereira/Miguel Cotto Promotions

Cotto broke camp in Tampa, Fla and came to Yankee Stadium for a press function which included on the field activities.

"I feel great, I am working hard, weight is no problem and I'm ready to f!ght," Cotto said at a press conference before the Yankees took on the Tampa Bay Rays.

Cotto is scheduled to take on WBA super welterweight champion Yuri Foreman on June 5 outdoors on a raised ring in rightfield at Yankee Stadium.

Before the press conference, Cotto worked out with his new trainer Manny Steward at the Trinity Boxing Gym in New York. There Cotto fired hard punches while doing mitts with Steward.

"Cotto has better balance now," Steward said. "That's the first thing I noticed about him in recent f!ghts. I worked with him on balance, sharper and more accurate punching. His conditioning is outstanding. He's ready to f!ght on June 5."

Steward added "this is a big f!ght for Cotto. He knows it and I know it," Steward said. "The first thing I told him is that this is not an easy f!ght. Yuri Foreman is a good champion."

Cotto spent hours at the ballpark doing interviews before and during the Yankees game. He plans to return to Tampa, Fla. on Thursday and return to New York City on May 30.

Cotto said his goal is to "give it all I have and make it an entertaining night for everyone at Yankee Stadium."

Steward said "Cotto is working very hard. He wants to win this f!ght, real bad."

Cotto vs. Foreman is promoted by Top Rank and Cotto Promotions and will be available on HBO.





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Steward: Miguel Cotto-Yuri Foreman is a "50-50 f!ght"


By Ruslan Chikov

Trainer Emanuel Steward is predicting a very hard contest when Miguel Cotto, a former champion at 140 and 147-pounds, moves up in weight to 154-pounds to challenge undefeated WBA champion Yuri Foreman on June 5 in Yankee Stadium located in New York.

Steward says the former champion from Puerto Rico is going to have a hard time in the f!ght and if Steward was selecting Cotto's opponent, he would not have chosen Foreman because there is nothing to indicate how well Cotto has recovered from the beating he took last November from Manny Pacquiao.

"It's going to be a very tough f!ght. If I was making the decision, I would not have picked Foreman as the opponent for his first f!ght back. I would have picked this f!ght somewhere down the line. I look at it as a 50-50 f!ght. Yuri is a very good f!ghter with a a lot of movement and I think that's the reason Manny Pacquiao's people passed on him," Steward told Golzka.



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Miguel Cotto: "No matter by what way, I will win"

Miguel Cottoby Jenna J - On the Ropes Boxing Radio Episode 73 featured an exclusive interview with Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, who is currently in training with Miguel Cotto for his upcoming junior middleweight title bout against undefeated Yuri Foremen. Towards the end of the interview, thanks to Emanuel Steward, fans were treated with a surprise cameo appearance from Cotto himself. This allowed for some special insight from Miguel pertaining to his upcoming June 5 clash with Foreman at Yankees Stadium. Here are some excerpts from that interview:

Jenna J: Hey Miguel, this is Jenna J from On the Ropes. How are you doing today?

Miguel Cotto: Doing very very good, just handling the training and having fun with it.

JJ: How have your preparations been going with Manny Steward for your f!ght with Yuri Foreman?

MC: We have been training good, you know. We trained for a lot of things to make them good. We’re training to do good in the f!ght..


JJ: What one thing do you see yourself having to do to be successful against Yuri?

MC: Just the kind of camp we have here in Tampa, all the weeks we trained for the f!ght, and the hard work we have for the f!ght are going to make us the winners on June 5th.

Geoffrey Ciani: How excited are you to be f!ghting in Yankee stadium for the f!ght time in over 30 years.

MC: It's good for me you know. It's a real pleasure for me f!ghting in the Yankee stadium. It's a new building but it's a legendary team who’s played there, the Yankees from New York.It's more than a pleasure for me f!ghting there.

JJ: Do you have a prediction for June 5th?

MC: No matter by what way I will win. The f!ght is going to be for the fans, we are going to be the winners.

JJ:. Is there anything you want to say to all your fans out there?

MC:. For the fans I know they are expecting a good f!ght. Like always, Miguel makes it that way and it's going to be the same for this night—a good show, good kind of f!ght for all my fans all around the world.

 8 years ago '06        #31
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i bought tickets today...excited



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Heavyweight Rocky Marciano knocks down Archie Moore in the sixth round of a bout at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 1955, in the final f!ght of Marciano's undefeated career.


The last time they had boxing at Yankee Stadium, well, you can understand why they've waited until next Saturday night, almost 34 years later, to try it again.

The New York City police were on strike when Muhammad Ali fought Ken Norton on September 28, 1976. Off-duty officers, according to next-day reports, blocked traffic and "encouraged roving bands of youths" to crash the gates.

"Roaming gangs were terrorizing people," recalls Bob Arum, who promoted the f!ght and returns as impresario behind next Saturday's card at the Stadium, headlined by Miguel Cotto versus Yuri Foreman. "They were stealing typewriters from reporters. We had 108 ticket sellers. We expected a huge walk-up sale and sold 10 tickets."

Some think Mr. Norton was robbed, too, when judges awarded a close but unanimous decision to Mr. Ali.


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Joe Louis punishes Lou Nova at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 29, 1941. Below, Yankee Stadium is packed for a 1937 Golden Gloves event.


By 1976, boxing and stadiums were drifting apart. Television was keeping fans at home, casinos were paying to host f!ghts to attract gamblers and money from TV was about to explode, letting promoters worry less about how many tickets they sold.

But before that? Wow.

The greatest boxers of all time—Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano—laced up gloves in the House that Ruth Built, sometimes while The Babe was still swinging.

In July 1927, when Mr. Ruth had 30 of his record-setting 60 home runs and the legendary 1927 Yankees were on the road, Mr. Dempsey defeated Jack Sharkey in a ring atop second base, before a Yankee Stadium crowd of 77,283, and earned as much in one night ($352,000) as Mr. Ruth had made in his baseball career to that point.

The only heavyweight champion to leave the sport undefeated, Mr. Marciano, had his final f!ght in Yankee Stadium. So did Gene Tunney, who'd lost just once and never as a heavyweight.

Few had it easy, though, in the 49 pro boxing shows at the old stadium. Mr. Louis suffered two of his three career defeats, the first a world-spinning loss to the German Max Schmeling, setting up their politicized rematch, also at the Bronx ballpark. Mr. Robinson, who won 175 and lost 19 lifetime, was 2-2 at the stadium.

The original Yankee Stadium, like the new one, was built with more than baseball in mind. Finished in 1923, it included a brick-lined "vault" buried under second base that fed cables to the field for communication by ringside reporters. "It was uncovered in '99 when we redid the field," says Lonn Trost, the Yankees' chief operating officer. (The ring on June 5 will be in right-center field, and reporters will have wireless Internet.)


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The first boxing card was in May of the inaugural season, featuring former champion Jess Willard and contender Luis Firpo in separate bouts. Promoter Tex Rickard put 10,000 seats on the field, although many of the estimated 63,000 in attendance paid $1 for cheap seats and watched with binoculars.

In July, lightweight Benny Leonard won the first championship f!ght at the ballpark.

Mr. Dempsey's meeting with Mr. Sharkey in 1927 was Yankee Stadium's first million-dollar gate. In Round 7, with Mr. Sharkey ahead, Mr. Dempsey landed two low blows, and when Mr. Sharkey turned to the referee to complain, Mr. Dempsey knocked him out with a left to the jaw. When reporters asked why he hit a guy who wasn't looking, Mr. Dempsey reportedly said, "What was I supposed to do, mail him a letter?"

Joe Louis fought 12 times in Yankee Stadium, more than anyone. Even his wins weren't walkovers. Welsh longshot Tommy Farr took him 15 rounds in 1937, and clowning "Two Ton" Tony Galento floored Mr. Louis with a perfect left hook in Round 3 of their 1939 f!ght. Mr. Louis was 24-0 in 1936 when he ran into Mr. Schmeling, who knocked him down twice and won by a Round 12 knockout.

Soon after, Adolf Hitler began using the affable Mr. Schmeling to promote Aryan superiority, and the 1938 rematch took on dire ethnic overtones. Mr. Louis won for America and for his race, fittingly in Yankee Stadium, with a brutal first-round knockout. (Floyd Patterson's 1959 loss to Swede Ingemar Johansson at Yankee Stadium inspired a tamer swell of nationalism).

When Mr. Louis fought Billy Conn in their 1946 stadium rematch, promoter Mike Jacobs boldly introduced $100 ringside seats. Mr. Louis famously analyzed Mr. Conn's defensive plan by saying, "He can run, but he can't hide."

Both f!ghters had been away from the sport for years serving in the military, and the f!ght was a dud. Still, NBC made it the first televised heavyweight championship, and 146,000 TV viewers made it the most widely witnessed f!ght in history.

Television, and closed-circuit, kept siphoning fans. History's first televised boxing match had been a 1939 heavyweight contest at Yankee Stadium between Max Baer and Lou Nova. In 1951, promoters televised Jake LaMotta vs. Bob Murphy, from Yankee Stadium, in movie theaters in eight cities instead of home television.

Not everyone was thrilled. One theatergoer in Albany told Life magazine: "I thought I was buying all the f!ghts when I bought my set." But more people (28,879) paid to watch in theaters than at the stadium (21,257).

Weather has been a factor. When Sugar Ray Robinson beefed up to challenge Joey Maxim for the light heavyweight title in 1952, it was 102 degrees. A.J. Liebling reported in The New Yorker that f!ght fans riding the subway to the Bronx "were just gasping gently, like fish that had been caught two hours earlier."

Mr. Robinson wilted and couldn't come out for the 14th. Decades later, with reporters still giving the thermometer credit for beating Sugar Ray, Mr. Maxim asked, "Did I have air conditioning in my corner?"

Mr. Liebling became a great chronicler of the ballpark boxing scene. Following Rocky Marciano's win over Archie Moore in their 1955 classic, Mr. Liebling stopped into the 167th Street Cafeteria to wait out the crowd. He sat beside two policemen who, he wrote, "were talking about why Disney has never attempted a screen version of Kafka's Metamorphosis." Those were different times.

Stadium boxing is coming back. Owners of costly new facilities need to keep turnstiles spinning. Yankee Stadium will have concerts, and winterized water pipes will let it host college football. It probably won't get the biggest mega-f!ghts.

Mr. Arum says local taxes will prevent his f!ghter Manny Pacquiao from ever boxing in New York. Next Saturday, they expect at least 20,000 fans. Even in the age of HBO and PPV, promoters like big crowds.

"Everything goes into the barrel," Mr. Arum says. Even if TV money for a f!ght is $10 million, the difference between a $1 million gate and a $2 million gate, he points out, "is still a million dollars."


 8 years ago '05        #33
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So am I crazy to think that Cotto will destroy this cat like he did that contendor bum?
 8 years ago '08        #34
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I was never impressed with either of these 2, but i think Cotto wins an easy UD
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 Fishscale said:
can you delete my thread and transfer yours onto the main board.. nobody is really going to talk about it on the boxing thread.. too much clicking away from the main board..
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yea lol
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Foreman UD
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Boxers can come up with some creative ring entrances, but most are confined from the distance between the locker room and the ring. When Yuri Foreman takes on Miguel Cotto next Saturday night at Yankee Stadium his ring entrance actually will begin more than hour before the f!ght and include New York's Finest.

Foreman, who is studying to be a rabbi, will be observing the Sabbath on the day he will defend his WBA junior middleweight championship. He will be sequestered in a Manhattan hotel room on 92nd Street until about 9:15 p.m. when he will be given a police escort to Yankee Stadium to prepare for the bout.

The escort is needed to keep Foreman from getting tied up in traffic and not having enough time to get his hands wrapped and properly warm up before the main event starts.

"It's going to be less waiting around time that's for sure," Foreman said.

The New York State Athletic Commission offered to allow Foreman's hands to be wrapped at the hotel under the supervision of a commission rep and someone from the Cotto camp.

"We turned that down," said Foreman's co-manager Maury Wilson. "We have enough time. He only needs an hour."

*****

If the f!ght between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans is anywhere near as entertaining as the trash talk they have exchanged leading up to tonight's main event at UFC 114 in Las Vegas, then fans are in for a treat.

The two former light heavyweight champions have been exchanging insults since they served as coaches on the Ultimate f!ghter.

"I want to teach guys like this a lesson to keep his mouth shut when you ain't on the same level as the next man," Jackson said. "That's the motivation for this f!ght and it's like a [moral] victory. It's not up there with a title shot. He's done nothing compared to what I've done."

Jackson's resume now includes a starring role in the recently released movie "The A-Team." That's part of the reason why Jackson hasn't fought since March 2009.

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Antonio Margarito will attempt to get his boxing license in the United States in hopes of landing a f!ght with Manny Pacquiao in November.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum confirmed Margarito as the probable opponent for Pacquiao should a much-discussed bout between Pacquiao and Floyd "Money" Mayweather reach an impasse again.

So far there has been no dialogue between Arum and Mayweather's camp, and the prospects of serious talks in the near future look bleak. Arum has made it known Pacquiao has agreed to take random blood test up until 14 days before the f!ght, but wants the purse to remain a 50-50 split. There are reports Mayweather now wants a larger share of the purse and likely will not agree to a random blood testing schedule that has a deadline.

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Pacquiao plans to be at the Foreman-Cotto f!ght despite reports he is suffering from a mild ulcer. The newly elected Congressman in the Philippines will arrive with his family in New York next week and attend the Boxing Writers Dinner, where he will be presented with the f!ghter of the Year Award.

"He worked so hard campaigning," Arum said. "He'd do five rallies a day and he's a rebel rouser. He's like [President] O'Bama. He gets the crowd all stirred up. He's a great, great orator, though I didn't know a word he was saying."

*****

Zab "Super" Judah (38-6, 26 KOs) of Brooklyn returns to the ring on July 16 when he meets Jose Armando Santa Cruz of Mexico (28-4, 17 KOs) at the Prudential Center. The f!ght will be broadcast live on ESPN 2. Tickets information has not been released.

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By Eric Thomas: The June 5th bout between former WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KO’s) and the current World Boxing a.ssociation junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (28-0, 8 KO’s) is reportedly doing well in terms of ticket sales for the bout which will be taking place at Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx, New York. According to Philboxing.com, 30,000 tickets have already been sold and Top Rank, who promotes both Cotto and Foreman, is going to have 10,000 more tickets put on sale so that Cotto and Foreman fans can purchase them.


This is somewhat surprising, because Cotto is coming off a 12th round knockout loss to Manny Pacquiao and has been stopped in two out of his last four f!ghts. Foreman, 29, isn’t that popular of a f!ghter. However, both Cotto and Foreman have a strong following in the New York area and this could help explain the interest in this f!ght. Cotto can’t afford to get beaten again. He needs this win to stay among the elite in the division and also keep him in line for a possible 2nd f!ght against Manny Pacquiao.

It’s not exactly an appealing thought to see Cotto f!ght Pacquiao again, since the first f!ght was completely one-sided with Pacquiao battering Cotto all night long. But there are not many other options for Arum if he’s unable to match Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Arum wants to put Pacquiao in with one of his own Top Rank f!ghters, but unfortunately he doesn’t have any other notable stars at or near the welterweight division. So it could end up being Cotto that’s put in with Pacquiao again for what could be the final f!ght of Pacquiao’s career.

Cotto has struggled of late, losing to Antonio Margarito, taking enormous punishment in barely beating Joshua Clottey, and then getting beaten up and stopped by Pacquiao last year. It was hoped that Cotto would go after some of the other top welterweights in order to get some wins under his belt. However, he’s moving up in weight to the junior middleweight division for this one bout to try and take Foreman’s WBA title and thus have the title as bait for Pacquiao to go after his 8th world title.

Boxing fans would likely care little about this title, but this would give a second Cotto-Pacquiao bout a small selling point. Foreman, 29, dominated then WBA junior middleweight champion Daniel Santos last November, beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision to take his title. That was by far the best win of Foreman’s career. A lot of boxing fans are picking Cotto to beat Foreman because of his better power and superior offense. However, Cotto is a small welterweight and will be giving away a lot of size and reach to Foreman and could have problems with his natural strength and better movement.

Foreman isn’t likely to fold easily like some of Cotto’s opponents have and just by staying in the f!ght, Foreman is going to have an excellent chance of cutting up Cotto and battering him. Another loss for Cotto could spell the end of his career. He really can’t afford to get beaten again at this point and with Pacquiao retiring, there will be one less star f!ghter for him to f!ght. Arum could potentially match Cotto with Mayweather in the future, but that would require Cotto to be able to beat some f!ghters to redeem himself after a loss to Foreman. It’s hard to see Mayweather wanting to f!ght Cotto if he gets drilled to pieces again next week.
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