Daniel Geale Ready For Miguel Cotto

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO), who’s the first Puerto Rican boxer to be a world champion in four different weight categories, defends his title on June 6th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn against Daniel Geale.  The challenger held a public training for the press at the Mendez Boxing Gym and he says he is ready for the challenge:  ‘Cotto has problems with rivals that move and use their reach.  Cotto knows what I am going to do and he will try to counter it with aggression.  I am going to use my skills and I am not going to fall in his fight plan trap.  The plan is doing my fight, not leaving to him achieve his.  The plan is doing what I know best.  This is a huge fight for me, against Miguel, who’s fought the best in the world.  It won’t be easy.  I am going to do what I know best.  It’s something I’ve wanted for a long time and I am extremely excited.  I have my people with me; Gary Shaw and my team from Australia who work hard with me.  I am not worried about my job.’

The Australian’s promoter, Gary Shaw says:  ‘Daniel will fight anyone, anywhere.  We went to Germany to fight against (Felix) Sturm in his own territory.  Now we are coming to New York, which is Cotto´s territory.  That doesn’t make any difference when you are a great fighter.  I am sure it will be a great show and that fans will get what they want. Broadcast by HBO, it’ll be a great fight on June 6th.  It will be a great boxing night.’  Cotto’s record stands at 39-4 with 32 KO victories.  The Australian stands at 31-3 but is hardly a knockout artist in the Puerto Rican’s league with 16 stoppage wins.