Yuri Foreman squares up to John Duddy
Yuri Foreman is being lined up to fight Irishman John Duddy at Madison Square Garden when he recovers from his recent knee surgery.
It is a make-or-break fight for the world title aspirations of Foreman and Duddy, who are both based in New York.
Foreman lost his WBA light-middleweight world title to Miguel Cotto on June 5 while Belfast-born Duddy was clearly outpointed by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr - son of the Mexican legend of the same name - at the San Antonio Alamodome last weekend.
Foreman's recovery will take six months but promoter Bob Arum said: "When Duddy recovers and as soon as Yuri's knee heals, we're going to sell out Madison Square Garden next year."