Miguel Cotto vs Daniel Geale In Play For June 6th
Its looking like it will be at a catch weight bout of 157 lbs and will be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
According to multiple sources, Miguel Cotto’s next defense will be against Australia’s Daniel Geale. An official press conference to announce the fight is expected this coming Thursday.
It may not be the fight that a lot of boxing fans were hoping for, with many longing for a mouth watering Puerto Rico vs Mexico showdown, in a potential Cotto vs Canelo fight.
Alas, it wasn’t meant to be, at least for Cotto’s next fight. Daniel Geale will be coming into the fight off the back of a 12 round decision win against Jarod Fletcherlast in December and previously before that, a Gennady Golovkin 3 round stoppage defeat..
That catch weight element intrigues me in that it now seems to be a very common pattern in big time boxing at the moment. I would imagine Cotto’s WBC title would be on the line for this but if were not due to the catch weight, I’m not sure is this a trend that is particularly good for the sport.
Geale has been a natural middleweight for the majority of his career and has not fought below this limit since way back in 2007, when he defeated a fighter by the name of Lee Oti for the IBF Pan Pacific super welterweight and
interim OPBF super welterweight titles.
For this reason, you’d have to think a possible 157 lbs agreement would definitely favor Cotto, in terms of making an experience campaigner Geale sweat down a bit.
Its probably just a contract demand from team Cotto, as they would be no doubt the perceived “A-Side” fighter going in and bringing the vast majority of the money to the table.
Cotto has looked a fighter reborn in the last couple of years since moving up to middleweight and training with Freddie Roach. Its early days but I’d certainly be leaning towards Cotto in this fight to get the win, in what no doubt would be very entertaining potential slug fest, due to the two action styles that would be on display.
Geale is a tough nut though and very hard hitting. He’ll be coming to win and not just to collect a pay check. Here’s some quality highlights of when the Australian captured the WBA super world and IBF world middleweight titles against the ultra hard to beat Felix Sturm, back in 2012.
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