Referee blows call in Cotto-Foreman bout at Yankee Stadium

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Referee blows call in Cotto-Foreman bout at Yankee Stadium
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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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