Miguel Cotto stopped Daniel Geale in the 4th round to defend his WBC middleweight title last night at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, NY. This was the first defense of the belt Cotto won with an excellent performance against veteran Sergio Martinez last year. The winner grabbed the trophy and ran for a whole year before he made a “prudent” choice of bypassing the real challenges in favor of fighting a no-threat opponent. His reluctance … Read Article
WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) paved the way towards a possible fight against Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by stopping an over-matched, underpowered Daniel Geale (31-4, 16 KOs) in the 4th round on Saturday night to successfully defend his World Boxing Council middleweight title in front of 12,157 fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Geale, 34, quit after getting knocked down twice by Cotto in the 4th. Geale looked … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Will Hart/HBO) WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) came in really low at 153.6lbs at his weigh-in today for his title defense on Saturday night against Australia’s Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cotto looked like he overestimated how much weight he needed to strip off in order to make his own 157lb catch-weight.
By coming in lower than he needed to, Cotto kind … Read Article
LONDON (5 June) – Middleweight world champion Miguel Cotto believes he would have too much for either Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin if they were to share the ring.
The WBC champion makes the first defence of his title this weekend against Australian Geale from the Barclays Center in New York, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
Much talk prior to the Geale showdown has circled around potential clashes with Mexican idol Canelo and rising pound-for-pound … Read Article
Saturday’s HBOWorld Championship Boxing telecast begins at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto defends his Middleweight title against Australia’s Daniel Geale. Official Weights from Brooklyn:
Miguel Cotto: 153.6 lbs.
Daniel Geale: 157 lbs.… Read Article
Live on HBO from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale meet for the lineal middleweight title. Instead of breaking down the X’s and O’s of the matchup the pugilist masses are mainly fixated on the number 157. That is the number Geale must hit to prevent a possible cancellation. Cotto’s image has taken a big hit of late and even if he does make a big statement this Saturday … Read Article
LONDON (4 June) – WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and his opponent Daniel Geale are both ready to do battle this Saturday night despite issues over their catchweight limit.
The build up to their world title clash this weekend has been marred with discontent from Geale’s promoter Gary Shaw over the 157-pound limit that was set despite the fact they are competing for Puerto Rican legend Cotto’s 160-pound middleweight crown. … Read Article
From his twitter war with Vivian Harris this week, through his verbal attacks on Manny Pacquiao – which have allegedly led to him being banned from the Wild Card Gym for good – Paulie Malignaggi has now taken aim at Daniel Geale by insisting he is nothing but a tune-up for Miguel Cotto ahead of the mooted superfight with Canelo Alvarez, further insisting that this weekend’s fight does ‘nothing for him.’
While opinion is split … Read Article
Veteran promoter Gary Shaw has taken a pop at the controversial and seemingly ever popular catch weight trend, ahead of Daniel Geale’s fight with Miguel Cotto this Saturday, saying at yesterday’s presser that he has ‘a personal problem’ with them.
Shaw, who has been involved in boxing in one way or another for 40 years, echoed the sentiments of many bemused fans when he said;
“I have a personal problem with catch weights. We accepted … Read Article
Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions hosted the final press conference for the June 6 showdown between WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto and former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale on Tuesday, June 2 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. Along with the main event participants, undercard fighters Junior Younan and Zhang Zhilei were also in attendance.
Other speakers included Michael Yormark (President & Chief of … Read Article