Referee blows call in Cotto-Foreman bout at Yankee Stadium

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IJune 6, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 05:  Yuri Foreman (R) goes down from a body shot and the referee calls the fight  declaring Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico (L) the winner by TKO in the ninth round during the WBA world super welterweight title fight on June 5, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Over 20,000 fans packed Yankee Stadium on Saturday to bear witness to the first fight card in the Bronx since 1976, when Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton headlined the famed venue in their third and final bout.

And much like its predecessors, the Miguel Cotto-Yuri Foreman World Boxing Association (WBA) junior middleweight championship contest contained every bit as high drama as Ali’s unanimous victory over Norton 34 years ago, Max Schmeling’s shocking knockout of Joe Louis in 1936 followed by Louis’ first round destruction of Schmeling two years later, and ‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson’s 14th round submission to Joey Maxim due to heat exhaustion in 1952.

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