Well, this isn’t the Miguel Cotto fight at the top of our list, but it’ll have to do for now. Boxing heads such as myself had high hopes for a match between Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, though it seems likely the fight will happen some time this fall.
This isn’t the Cotto fight we want, but it’s the one he needs. Before Cotto gets to Canelo he’s going to have to take care of Australian fighter Daniel Geale. I get the feeling this is supposed to be a setup fight for Cotto to face Alvarez. Though Cotto looked incredible in his last fight against an aged Sergio Martinez, it took place nearly a year ago. Cotto needs this fight to refresh and get any ring rust off before facing a young, spry fighter like Alvarez.
Geale beat Jarrod Fletcher in December, but he still hasn’t lived down his fight prior to that. Gennady Golovkin toyed with the poor Aussie for three rounds, landing devastating blows until the referee stopped the fight in the third round. If Geale can’t hang with GGG, what makes him think he can beat the likes of Cotto?
This fight may seem pretty one-sided, but tune in anyways. As last weekend’s bout between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri proved, sometimes the most seemingly one-sided fights can produce unexpected action. Cotto knows how to bring the action for sure, but can Geale handle the heat? Let’s see what each fighter brings to the table, and forecast which man will get the victory.
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