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Yuri Foreman says he’s retiring

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Photo: DiBella Entertainment

Former junior middleweight titlist Yuri Foreman announced today via his Facebook page that he is retiring from boxing.

Foreman (32-2, 9 KOs) is scheduled to face Jorge Melendez on the Martinez-Cotto undercard on June 7, but it appears that may not be the case.

According to Foreman, he “signed a very harmful contract” regarding his career and says he tried to free himself from it but was unsuccessful. “Nothing else I can do, than announce my retirement from boxing,” he stated. “So from now I’m on to bigger and better things.”

Foreman has not provided any other information regarding the issue but Lou DiBella, who promotes Foreman, adds that the situation is not related to the promotion.

“Yuri Foreman has been training hard for his fight on June 7th against Jorge Melendez. At this moment, there is a dispute within Yuri’s team that does not involve DiBella Entertainment. Yuri has worked very hard on his comeback to get to an opportunity like this. Lou DiBella and DBE have a great working and personal relationship with Yuri. We are awaiting a phone call and hope to see him fight on June 7th at MSG. This will be resolved very shortly,” said DiBella.

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