Written By: Matt Vereb

Older fans will remember epic boxing matched held at Yankee Stadium. Greats like Joe Frazier and Muhammed Ali were just a few of the fighters to compete there. The last boxing match at Yankee Stadium was held in 1976 with Muhammed Ali. That statistic changes this June. Younger fans will now have the same opportunity to watch boxing at the new Yankee Stadium.

On June 5th, 2010 at roughly 11 PM, WBA junior middleweight champion, Yuri Foreman(28-0) will defend his title against welterweight, Miguel Cotto(34-2). The Yankees wrap up their home stand on June 3rd, so the promotional companies will have two days to set up the venue.

The ring will be situated in right field. Tickets will be sold in the outfield grass, right field bleachers, and near the right field foul pole. Ring side tickets could sell for as high as $500 and for as low as $50. $50 could get you a seat next to Bald Vinny in the Right Field Bleachers. The fight plans to bring in 35,000 fans.

Cotto, a New York City native, figures to have a strong backing at this fight.

With the construction of the New Yankee Stadium, the team will be looking for different events to hold at the stadium. The team bid on the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight and will look to bring an outdoor NHL game in, in the near future.

This is another ground breaking achievement for the New York Yankees. They are able to bring boxing back to Yankee Stadium after a 34 year absence.

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