The AP reports that the bar mitzvah issue at Yankee Stadium that might have interfered with Bob Arum's desire to host a Yuri Foreman-Miguel Cotto fight at the ballpark has been "cleared up." The original date for the fight was June 12, but Lem Satterfield of FanHouse reports that the fight is going to be on June 5, and a press release from the Yankees announcing the fight is imminent.
I don't think this is the fight to put at Yankee Stadium, but Arum is crazy about getting a fight in there, and this is what he has for June. Arum promoted the last fight at the old Yankee Stadium, the third battle between Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton in 1976. This would be the first boxing event at the new Yankee Stadium, obviously, and a big deal for Arum to open up yet another venue, as he's doing with Cowboys Stadium on March 13 for Pacquiao-Clottey.
I gotta say, no matter what you think of Arum, his ambition is pretty remarkable, especially when you consider he's the same age as old rival Don King, who has fallen off enormously as a promoter and was all giddy last year about getting into the Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas for Joseph Agbeko-Yonnhy Perez. Golden Boy isn't making moves like this either. If you look at it a certain way, you're left saying, "Wow, Bob Arum is getting Joshua Clottey in the main event at Cowboys Stadium, and Yuri Foreman in the main event at Yankee Stadium."