Cotto vs. Foreman Fight Odds: Some time around 11 pm Eastern time Saturday night, an old tradition will renew itself at a fresh venue, new Yankee Stadium, in Bronx, New York when Miguel Angel Cotto challenges Yuri Foreman for the WBA Light Middleweight Championship of the World. Boxing has been absent from – Where the Yankees play – since Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton 3 almost 34 years ago.
When the morning line at online sportsbook Bodog.com came out Saturday morning, Cotto was listed -200 favorite versus Foreman whose backers are getting +160 odds.
Foreman, in his prime at 29, won the WBC title in November on the undercard of the Cotto-Manny Pacquiao fight. Foreman is unbeaten and on the verge of stardom if he can pull off this victory over the favored Cotto.
"It's a 50-50 fight," stated Boxing Picks Expert Brad Marchetti of OnlineSportsHandicapping.com. "Cotto is 80% of what he was in his prime and Yuri Foreman can do everything but punch with power. Cotto has always had a problem with movement an slick fighters so he could give Miguel hell. Cotto is more powerful but I do think that Yuri is the better boxer so I would make this a 50-50 bout so grab the +160 odds on Foreman."
A rabbinical student, and often called "Boxing Rabbi," Foreman was born in part of the former Soviet Union, an area now called Belarus. By the time Foreman was 10 years old, he and his family had migrated to Israel and has since moved to New York, currently living in Brooklyn.
After compiling a 75-5 amateur record in Golden Gloves, Foreman moved to the professional ranks in 2002. In 29 professional fights, Foreman is undefeated, a record on the line tonight against the favored Cotto.
Puerto Rico native Cotto, like his opponent is 29, began his professional career in 2001. three years later he defeats Kelson Pinto for the WBO junior welterweight championship for his first belt. Cotto held the title through six challenges before surrendering it at his ascention to the welterweight division. Cotto won the WBA welterweight crown versus Carlos Quintana and successfully defended the title through four challenges before losing in a controversial decision to Antnio Marqarito in Feb. 2009.
The full Bodog.com odds card for the Cotto vs. Foreman fight are posted here:
For a SU win by Cotto -200
For a SU win by Foreman +160
Cotto by Decision +200
Cotto by KO, TKO or DQ +150
Foreman by KO, TKO or DQ +750
Foreman by Decision +250
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