Guys! It’s tomorrow night! A little before midnight—and well after sundown—at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, the Belarus-born Orthodox Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman will take on challenger Miguel Cotto in a junior middleweight (154 pounds) title bout. The fight will be broadcast live on HBO.
Who’s going to win? Well, Vegas says Cotto: The Puerto Rican sensation, last seen losing in a 12-round decision to pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquaio, is a 2-5 favorite, while Foreman is 2-1 underdog. Cotto is undoubtedly the more accomplished fighter; Foreman has going for him that he is a bit bigger than Cotto, who traditionally fights at welterweight.
Some pre-fight reading:
• Kevin Iole, one of the most influential boxing writers, profiles our man. [Yahoo! Sports]
• The Wall Street Journal profile. [WSJ]
• Foreman’s wife speaks. [Fanhouse]
• A goy explains that Foreman really could pull this one off. [Jewcy]
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.