By Chris Williams: It’s still difficult to really grade whether there was any significant improvement in Miguel Cotto’s game from his last fight against Yuri Foreman on June 5th. On the one hand, Cotto’s new trainer Emanuel Steward had him using his jab and throwing to the body compared to how Cotto had been fighting before then. But Cotto still wasn’t moving his head and was just as easy as before to hit.
By Matt Stein: Former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KO’s) may have lost his fight and his WBA title to Miguel Cotto on June 5th at the Yankee Stadium, but in this case both fighters came out a winner in this fight. And Foreman may be the bigger winner because it put him on the map in terms of making him known to the larger boxing public.
By Jason Kim: Former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KO’s) had his right knee successfully operated on Friday to repair Foreman’s torn ACL and Meniscus and to remove torn cartilage around his knee joint. The injury partially occurred starting in the 7th round in his June 5th defeat against Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium. To what level the damage occurred in that fight isn’t really known. Foreman always was walking around with an injured knee for the past 14 years, as he had hurt it originally as a 15-year-old and had never had it operated on.
By Jim Dower: Former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KO’s) wants a shot at a rematch against Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 KO’s) after getting stopped in the 9th round by Cotto on June 5th at Yankee Stadium in New York. However, it’s not likely to happen, as Cotto says he wants to go after only popular fighters for the big money fights and Foreman doesn’t fall into the category.
by Sam Singh: Right from the start, Cotto has fought and defeated former world title contenders like Rocky Martinez, John Brown, Demetrio Ceballos, Victoriano Sosa, Lovemore N’dou, Cesar Bazan and Justin Juuko.
By Jim Dower: According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, former World Boxing Association junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KO’s) is going to be having surgery performed on him to remove torn cartilage from his right knee, which was injured in the 7th round of his 9th round TKO loss against Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 KO’s) last Saturday night at Yankee Stadium, in New York. The surgery will be performed on Friday of this week, Rafael says. Foreman will have the surgery done in New York at the NYU Medical Center. His ACL will be rebuilt, which should in theory leave Foreman with a much stronger knee in the future.
By Jason Kim: Last Saturday night, Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 KO’s) resurrected his floundering career with a 9th round stoppage win over WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman at Yankee Stadium. Cotto showed much better defensive skills, movement and the use of his jab than he had in any one fight in his nine-year pro career. Cotto, 29, will now be looking at what direction he should go in for his next fight.
By Johnny Barreto: For months, all I heard by these so call boxing writers was that Miguel Cotto was done as a boxer. Supposedly, Yuri Foreman was too big, too fast, too strong and slick for an old, shot and shopworn Miguel Cotto. Not only did they throw Cotto under the bus but they dared to question the heart of this true warrior. Well, Saturday was a day of vindication not only for Miguel Cotto but to all of his boxing fans too.
By Dave Lahr: Boxing fans are raving how great Miguel Cotto looked in beating WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman last Saturday night in an 9th round TKO win at Yankee Stadium. They especially point to Cotto’s excellent movement and his greater use of his jab compared to his past fights. And while I can partially see what they’re about, I still didn’t see enough from Cotto that would make me think that he’s a different fighter than he was going into the bout.
By Jim Dower: Former World Boxing Association junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (28-1, 1 KO’s) will require surgery to repair his right knee, which he injured during the 7th round of his title bout against challenger Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx, New York. According to ESPN, the 29-year-old Foreman tore the meniscus in his right knee and additionally stretched ligaments in the knee as well. Foreman got the news about his knee after visiting Dr. Gerard Variottta at the Rusk Institute in New York.