Foreman's Manager Says Yuri Wants Miguel Cotto Clash

By Mark Vester

Murray Wilson, manager of WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman, says his fighter is very interested in a fight with Miguel Cotto next June. Top Rank promotes both fighters and one of the leading possible options for Cotto's return is a jump in weight to 154-pounds for a title fight with Foreman. Wilson said Foreman, a New York native, has no problem with a Cotto clash in Madison Square Garden on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

The fight could have a revenge factor. Foreman beat Cotto's friend, fellow Puerto Rican Daniel Santos, for the title. Foreman is being considered for a spot on the Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard on March 13 but he would rather take a fight with Cotto in June.

"It's a fight that both Yuri and Miguel want," said Wilson to Primera Hora. "It would be a good opportunity for Miguel to become world champion again and, of course, it would mean great exposure for Yuri."

"We prefer to wait until June to fight Cotto instead of fighting in March. A fight against Miguel in New York would be ideal for both. Yuri has a good fan base in Brooklyn, so we're very interested."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Iceta on 12-19-2009

Why don't Cotto try to get a fight with JMM? I would actually give Cotto more credit for that win than a victory over Foreman seriously. But he won't take that fight though because he doesn't want to get beat…

Comment by KJB on 12-19-2009

[QUOTE=Freddy Krueger;7014807]Is Yuri suppose to be Cottos tune-up? That is kind of a mistake if that is what Cottos ppl are looking at Yuri being. I think Cotto should have a tune-up against someone before fighting Yuri. Maybe even a…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-19-2009

Yuri Foreman's being considered for a spot on the Pac vs. Mayweather undercard? Not good, I wanted an awesome undercard.... Sounds like Bob Arum's doing.

Comment by Dondi33O on 12-19-2009

[QUOTE=cottofan2;7014865]Miguel Cotto is not Manny Pacquiao. He will not ask for a 150 pound catchweight because it is for the 154 title. I like Manny but don't confuse his negotiating tactics with Cotto's. He may come in at 150-151 himself…

Comment by BMWM3P on 12-19-2009

This is the kind of fight Cotto needs right now. He could always come down back down to 147 or he could stay at 154 where his only true challenge would be Martinez.

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