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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Watch Miguel Cotto Vs Yuri Foreman Live Video Stream Online & Highlights & fight card Results

Cotto (35-2, 28 knockouts) answered all of those questions with Saturday night's ninth round, technical knockout victory over Foreman (28-1, eight KOs), before 20,727 in the first-ever boxing show at the new Yankee Stadium.
Olympic Boxers of Puerto Rico: Wilfredo Gómez, John John Molina, Alberto Mercado, Juan Manuel López, Miguel Cotto, Iván Calderón, Daniel Santos
Cotto dropped Foreman with a left hand to the body 42 seconds into the ninth round, after which referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stepped in and waved an end to the bout.
"I came to win the fight, and my goal was to put pressure on him all along. After the fourth round, which Foreman may have won, I went to the corner and Manny Steward told me to stay focused," said Cotto. "Even when he went down, I thought, 'I still have to fight.'"

Foreman had already injured his right leg twice in the eighth round, going down twice in pain after twisting and apparently re-injuring a leg on which he wore a knee brace.

A towel from the direction of Foreman's corner had been thrown into the ring, but Mercante overruled it, saying that it came from a source other than Foreman's trainer, Joe Grier.

"I heard that someone was yelling, 'Stop the fight, stop the fight,' and then, the towel was thrown in. At that moment, I didn't know who threw the towel in, although I have a pretty good idea who did it now," said Mercante.

"When I resumed the fight, I called time to let both guys rest," said Mercante. "Yuri was always game to fight. Both men showed the mark of champions in a great fight tonight."

But the towel was thrown in by Grier, responding to Foreman's wife, Leyla Leidecker, who pleaded for him to stop the fight.

"I saw the replay on the screen, and I saw the towel come in," said Cotto, who earned $2 million plus upside to Foreman's $750,000.

"And I thought, 'Fight's over, this is wrong. The fight should be stopped,'" said Cotto. "But hey, he was hurt, working on one leg, and I still kept on fighting. This is a world title fight."

But as a result, the fight continued into the ninth, where Cotto ended things.

"I was surprised. I thought that the corner would have stopped the fight, but there were a lot of bad decisions going on in there," said Manny Steward, Cotto's trainer.

"I knew where the towel came from, and it came right from their corner. The fight was over, and it was wrong to have continued," said Steward. "But I thought that Miguel Cotto fought the perfect fight -- good jab, good right hand. I was very pleased with his effort."
Miguel Cotto On Knees Celebration 8x10 Photo

Foreman said he wanted to continue despite injuring his knee.
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"I was there the entire fight. The brace is for an old injury. I was making side-to-side movements, however, and it just gave out. I felt a sharp pain and that's why I went down," said Foreman.

"Arthur Mercante let me try to work it out. I'm a world champion, or a former world champion," said Foreman. "I would have never quit. I did not want the fight to be stopped."

Cotto also improved to 8-0, with three knockouts in bouts in New York, including a mark of 6-0 at Madison Square Garden, with four of those contests taking place on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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At Madison Square Garden, Cotto defeated former world champions Clottey, Shane Mosley, Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah, the latter, by 11th-round knockout.

Foreman-Cotto brought a fight to a Yankee Stadium for the first time since 1976, when Muhammad Ali defeated Ken Norton at the former venue by 15-round decision.

Cotto, who stood 5-foot-7 to Foreman's 5-11, crowded the taller man throughout the fight.

Cotto will now weigh his options on whether to move up into the higher weight class and defend his crown, or to return to welterweight for other opportunities.

"I have to wait and see," said Cotto. "What's better, to go back down or to stay here. But I'm always ready to fight the big fights."

Miguel Cotto and Yuri Foreman fought tonight amongst lively crowd. Cotto was the most favorite among the crowd though Foreman also had some supporters for himself. As Foreman entered he had to endure some boo’s which clearly showed that Cotto’s supporters clearly outnumbered Foreman’s. The fate of the game seemed to be decided at that moment and it came out with Cotto winning by TKO in Round 9.
In the third round a cut opened up above Foreman’s eye and it did not seem to bode well for him. In the fourth round Foreman started mounting an offense at Cotto’s bloodying face. Cotto came back and dominated the second half of the round. The fifth round was another close round. Cotto seemed to be punching harder in that round and in the seventh round Foreman slipped and fell which seemed like a knee injury. He kept fighting but he fell again. Withstanding the trouble staying on his feet Foreman kept fighting. Cotto kept his advantage and landed a nice uppercut. Foreman still continued which showed his great stamina. Though Foreman could not do any footwork and falling down again and again, the ref did not allow the fight to end. He cleared the ring and continued the fight as Foreman insisted not to quit. The fight restarted and the round went to Cotto. At the beginning of the ninth round, Cotto threw a right and a left body shot which put Foreman on one knee. The fight was stopped and ruled a TKO by Cotto at ninth round.

Miguel Cotto's record in New York

Waklimi Young, UD 4, Hammerstein Ballroom, April 28, 2001

Muhammad Abdullaev, TKO 9, Madison Square Garden, June 11, 2005

Paulie Malignaggi, UD 12, Madison Square Garden, June 10, 2006

Zab Judah, TKO 11, Madison Square Garden, June 9, 2007

Shane Mosley, UD 12, Madison Square Garden, Nov. 10, 2007

Michael Jennings, TKO 5, Madison Square Garden, February 21, 2009

Joshua Clottey, SD 12, Madison Square Garden, June 13, 2009

Yuri Foreman TKO 9 , Yankee Stadium, June 5, 2010

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