Jun 15, 2010

Rematch! Rematch! Rematch!

Yuri Foreman, former Junior Middleweight Champion and still current rabbinical student, recently lost a title match to Miguel Cotto when he collapsed during the bout and could not continue because of a knee injury.

ESPN is reporting that Yuri has undergone surgery and has lived to tell the tale. the surgery was successful, and he should be ready to fight again in 6 months after an intensive physical therapy regimen.

Yuri holds a 28-1 record, and has said that when he is fully healed he will request a rematch from Cotto.

Former junior middleweight titlist Yuri Foreman underwent successful right knee surgery on Friday in New York to repair injuries he suffered in his ninth-round knockout loss to Miguel Cotto last Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

During the 90-minute procedure, Dr. Laith M. Jazrawi repaired Foreman's torn ACL and meniscus and cleaned out debris.

"It was a success. Yuri was released and starts rehabilitation on Monday," Jazrawi said in a statement. "If all goes well, he should be fine in six months. This was from a chronic injury and we didn't find anything unusual. There were no surprises and nothing we couldn't repair."

Foreman, a native of Belarus who grew up in Israel and now lives in Brooklyn, was home in time for dinner. He will be on crutches for about two weeks.

"I'm pleased the surgery went well," Foreman said in a statement. "Being on crutches is not the fun part. I thank my fans for their outpouring of good wishes.

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