Even after Foreman lost the title, he gained a plenty of respect on the evening in Yankee Stadium. In the last three rounds of his World Boxing Association, he continued to fight with â€œsharp painâ€ in his knee in Yankee Bronx.
Foreman who is now living in Brooklyn got slipped many times during the boxing attack, wrenching his right side knee in the seventh round. Even after he faced defeat against Cotto, the fans of Foreman were cheered him up with pleasure because despite of his injury he fought till seventh round.
By seeing this cheer up, even the cottoâ€™s fans got impressed. Then Hispanic man from the Williamsburg said that he still respects Foreman because he tried a lot to win against Cott.
And many VIPâ€™s gave a good speech about him. Aponte who was carrying the Israeli flag said that he is going to hang it on the wall nest to his Rican boxing gloves. Then a comedian Jerry Kahn echoed the Aponte. And he added that Foreman brought proud to all of them.
At last the great Foreman states that he already won a World Champion but now he will be called as former World Champion and thatâ€™s it. So always he has to keep on fighting.
His face cut and bruised, Foreman told JTA prior to the post-fight news conference that he was “emotionally upset” and that he had “a lot of supporters” in the crowd. Well-wishers speaking Hebrew offered their consolation.
And in the news conference he said that when he was 15, he fell off his bike so the leg injury could be traced back, to protect his knee he wears a brace on his knee. He also added that because of his knee problem he was unable to use his whole boxing power to give a heavy punch with his boxing gloves.