I had the privilege of covering the Yuri Foreman-Miguel Cotto fight for my day job this past Saturday, which I enjoyed a great deal. I hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t been ringside for a fight since Floyd Mayweather and DeMarcus Corley way back in 2004, and it was good to be back. It almost made up for all the times IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had to work until long after the sun has risen. Almost.
Here are some of my favorite images from the first boxing match at Yankee Stadium in nearly 34 years.
Yuri Foreman shuffled around the ring in the seventh round on Saturday night, attempting to fight with a badly injured right knee, while most observers lamented what a bad break had befallen the first Israeli world champion.
But ForemanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s injury took his title defense against Miguel Cotto from a surprisingly good match to unforgettable. And in the process, he showed us just what kind of person he is, and established a legacy that extends far past the ring.
Not a bad silver lining, if you ask me.
Thought IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d share some of my favorite pictures from the run-up to Yuri Foreman vs. Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium tonight. Feel free to use any of them for whatever youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like, but please credit SportsAngle.com.
I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t been around here as much IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to be lately, though that will change Ã¢â‚¬â€œ my day job has taken up a slight bit more of my time given that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been covering the events leading up to tonightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Yuri Foreman-Miguel Cotto fight at Yankee Stadium, which has been great.