Yuri Foreman wasn't crushed when he got the news that as of today, he would not be gloving up with Manny Pacquaio, giving Pacman a shot at an unprecedented eighth belt in an eighth weight division.
"It's a real honor that the greatest pound for pound fighter in the world doesn't want to fight me," the 29-year-old Foreman (28-0) said, "and apart from winning the WBA junior middleweight championship it's the greatest honor of my career."
Team Foreman PR director Dovid Efune confirmed to TSS that Foreman is out of the Pacquiao sweepstakes for now. He has an inkling that while Manny was game for Foreman, trainer Freddie Roach and advisor Michael Koncz think Foreman is too risky a foe, and that a fourth fight against a diminished Juan Manuel Marquez is a safer, easier bet.
"We would've liked it to work out, but everything God does is for the best," he said.
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