Light middleweight champion Yuri Foreman is close to finalizing a title defense against Miguel Cotto in New York. Most assumed that Madison Square Garden would host the fight, but Yankee Stadium has emerged as a realistic venue for the title fight.
Yankee officials have cleared the newly built stadium for the June 5 date proposed for the fight and plan to meet with Top Rank officials to iron out the details.
Yankee Stadium has hosted some of boxing’s biggest fights. The last fight to be in Yankee Stadium, however, was Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton in 1976. If Bob Arum can’t bring a fight back to Yankee Stadium for the first time in 34 years, Madison Square Garden will be the site. If the fight ends up at MSG, June 12 is the likely date.
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