Tomorrow night from the BB King Blues Club & Grill in New York, former WBA world light middleweight champion Yuri Foreman returns to action following a near 2-year layoff from the ring.
In his last outing in March of 2011, Foreman (28-2, 8 KO) was stopped in six rounds at the hands of Pawel Wolak. Prior to that loss Foreman was stopped by Miguel Cotto in 2010; the last time the former champion had his hand raised in the ring was against Daniel Santos in November of 2009.
The 32-year-old Brooklynite will look to embark on a comeback trail tomorrow night against Brandon Baue (12-8, 10 KO), and if he wants to line himself up for a big fight in the 2013 calendar year, he needs to dismiss his opponent in impressive fashion.
Foreman is the co-feature of a nine-bout fight card as part of the Broadway Boxing Series presented by DiBella Entertainment.
Through his career Foreman has stayed consistent as a light middleweight and dominated opponents, accruing a record of 28-0 before suffering defeats in his last two trips between the ropes.
As long as he can get past the underdog Baue, it is most likely that Foreman will take another two or three tune-up fights within the next few months to show that he has what it takes to return to championship contention. Fighting every couple of months has been something Foreman has become accustomed to through his career, so it will be key tomorrow night to kick of his reemergence with a bang.
The full DiBella fight card is as follows:
Middleweight bout- 8 rounds- Lamar Russ vs. Jose Medina
Super Bantamweight bout-8 rounds- Luis Rosa vs. Derrick Wilson
Middleweight bout- 6 rounds- Delen Parsley vs. Tyrone Selders
Light Middleweight bout- 6 rounds- Yuri Foreman vs. Brandon Baue
Welterweight bout- 6 rounds- Skender Halili vs. Roberto Crespo
Middleweight bout- 4 rounds- Patrick Day vs. Zachariah Kelley
Heavyweight bout- 4 rounds- Eugene Russell vs. Granson Clark
Heavyweight bout- 4 rounds- Ytalo Perea vs. TBA
Super Bantamweight- 4 rounds (2 minutes) Heather Hardy vs. Peggy Maerz