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Michael Jennings Keeps An Eye On Cotto/Foreman

Michael Jennings has wished Miguel Cotto good luck ahead of his clash with Yuri Foreman. And he says he will fulfil a promise made after his clash with the Puerto Rican - and win a world title of his own. Jennings challenged Cotto for the WBO World Welterweight title in New York last February, losing in the fifth. The defeat made Jennings a fan of the hard-hitting Hispanic, and he says developed him as a fighter. Now both men have big fights coming up, with Cotto in action against Foreman on Saturday night in New York in a challenge for the WBA World Light-Middleweight title..

"Miguel was definitely the best man I fought, and a true gent after the fight," said Jennings.

"He told me I was good enough to be a world champion, and that I could come back.

"Those words were a comfort and I have always believed that I will get another chance and when I do I will take it with both hands.

"As for his fight with Foreman, I'd like to wish him the best of luck.

"Obviously he had a tough one against Manny Pacquiao. But he's come back before and I know he will want to put it all on the line in front of his own fans in New York."

Jennings challeges for his old British welterweight title on July 3 at Preston Guildhall against John O'Donnell.

And he sees the fight as a stepping stone to greater things.

"I have not had too many hard fights, so I've got plenty left to offer," he said. "If I beat O'Donnell that will lead to a fight against Kell Brook, and if I beat him, then I will probably get a world title chance.

"There's so much at stake, especially as I love fighting in Preston."

The quality-packed card, headlined by Michael Jennings versus John O'Donnell for the Vacant British Welterweight Champion, will also feature Tony Bellew's first Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight title defence, rising welterweight hot-shot Ronnie "The Razor" Heffron, former Commonwealth Light-Middleweight Champion Matthew Hall, and Liverpool stars Joe Selkirk and Liam Smith.

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Article posted on 03.06.2010



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