Miguel Cotto won the first main-event bout at the new Yankee Stadium on June 5, 2010 and handed Yuri Foreman his first loss. In front of 20,272 fans, victory came in a fashion both decisive and bizarre. Cotto compiled what his trainer called “the perfect fight,” but triumphed in large part because Foreman slipped in the seventh round and limped the rest of the bout. The referee stopped the fight 42 seconds into the ninth round. Cotto secured the World Boxing Association’s super welterweight belt and his fourth championship. Foreman was not lacking courage, fighting and limping, slipping and punching, until the end. – NY Times (read the full article)

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