Miguel Cotto will challenge Yuri Foreman for a light middleweight title on June 5 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Bob Arum, the promoter for both fighters, broke the news earlier this evening.
“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,” said Arum. “You can’t imagine how good it makes me feel, how special it makes me feel. This is a great thing for my legacy.”
Good to see that Bob is making this fight about the fighters. Boxing promoters are first and foremost self-promoters.
The ring will be located in right-center field and seats will be available on the field, in the right field bleachers and along the first base line. Tickets will be priced between $50 and $400 and the stadium will be configured to hold up to 35,000 fans.
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