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Hype couldn't help Foreman in ring

Hobbled WBA champ put up a brave fight but couldn't stop foe of Cotto's caliber

Updated: June 6, 2010, 4:11 PM ET
By Michael Woods | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Three days before the Miguel Cotto-Yuri Foreman clash at Yankee Stadium, we asked Foreman whether it was possible that the media had hyped the rabbi-in-training angle to kingdom come, whether he considered that maybe his superlative backstory was making pundits overlook the fact that his résumé wasn't sterling.

So many fight writers and fans were picking the WBA 154-pound champion to upset three-time titlist Miguel Cotto -- whose résumé was ...

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