Yuri Foreman with Bob Arum

Miguel Cotto will face WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman in a 12-round bout at Yankee Stadium on June 5.

Top Rank Boxing boss Bob Arum, who actually promoted the last fight at Yankee Stadium between Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton in September 1976, confirmed it to the Associated Press on Thursday. 

"This is a crowning achievement in my career, to do the last fight in '76 and the first fight at the new stadium in 2010," Arum told the AP. "You can't imagine how good it makes me feel, how special it makes me feel. This is a great thing for my legacy." 

Yankees COO LonTrost said there is a "preliminary agreement" and that "nothing has been signed or finalized", adding that the deal is subject to approval by Yankees upper management.

The stadium will be structured to hold up to about 35,000 fans.

Photo credit: AP

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