Yuri Foreman squares up to John Duddy

By Mike Sinclair, July 1, 2010
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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."

    Last updated: 4:09pm, July 1 2010