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Results: Miguel Cotto crushes Daniel Geale; confirms Canelo Alvarez next; says Gennady Golovkin after that

Credit: Will Hart - HBO

Miguel Cotto blew right past Daniel Geale Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in their HBO Boxing televised clash for Cotto’s middleweight title.

Much of the pre-fight Cotto vs. Geale talk centered on the 157 lbs catchweight for the bout. And whether it was the struggle of dropping those extra pounds, or simply Cotto’s left hook, Geale never got himself in this fight.

Cotto sent him down to the canvas in Round 4 with a perfectly placed left hook to the chin. He then poured on the pressure, and eventually landed a right on Geale’s forehead which sent him down for a second time. Geale beat the count, but told the referee he had enough, and the fight was waved off.

Cotto nabs a successful first defense of his middleweight championship that he won nearly exactly a year ago against Sergio Martinez. Then, things got perhaps even more interesting in the post-fight interview he had with Max Kellerman. There, he touched on a lot of points, including:

  • Crediting Freddie Roach for his career rejuvenation, entirely. He could not have thanked Freddie any more than he did.
  • Confirmed that Canelo Alvarez is his next fight. He wants to take some time off to be with the family, but after that, it’s back to the gym for Canelo in the fall.
  • Finally said that Gennady Golovkin could be a future opponent. Canelo’s next, but after that, Cotto is open to fighting GGG.
  • Max also asked Cotto if he was a middleweight. Cotto told Max, I weighed 153.6 lbs yesterday, do you think I’m a middleweight? So, no, he’s not, and clearly he’s capable of beating top middleweights. But with mandatory catchweights while holding a middleweight title, that’s going to continue to draw groans. In that case, drop the stupid belt, fight who you want to fight, and do it at whatever weight you want.

It was an intriguing, and quick, night in Brooklyn. Cotto vs. Canelo will certainly be a fun one for fans to get on the calendar later in the year.

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