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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