Miguel Cotto Better Than Ever

The perceived wisdom in the Miguel Cotto camp is that it’ll be hard for Daniel Geale to shine let alone reveal. Argentina’s Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez was taller and has a longer reach, and while Australian Geale seems to have similar characteristics for Cotto’s physical trainer Gavin McMillan, Geale will receive much of the same treatment that Martinez did. McMillan, who works with fighters like Manny Pacquiao and Ruslan Provodnikov, highlighted the extraordinary work rate that the WBC middleweight champion has been achieving to reach peak shape for this first defence, saying: ‘It’s our third training camp. Miguel came to us having already worked at home. He has made a tremendous amount of progress since his fight with Delvin Rodríguez. You will see a superb Miguel Cotto this June 6th. His physical condition is akin to someone of 25. Geale is in deep, deep trouble. I thing Geale is good boxer, but right now Miguel Cotto has an amazing jab and his hooks to the body are formidable. That’s why I think the reach of Geale will not be harmful. He’ll be in great problems as soon Cotto lands!’

The Puerto Rican is concluding his preparation at the Wild Card Gym in The foothills of Hollywood, and this Saturday he will travel along his team to New York. The 34-year old fighter has a record of 39-4 and 32 KO´s and this is a voluntary defence of the WBC title that he conquered last June defeating Martinez by TKO in 10 rounds. McMillan says: ‘In my opinion, Miguel is one of the greatest power punching boxers of today. If you add on that he is in great shape, you have the whole package. We will definitively come to the fight in a better shape than we did in Martinez fight (sic).’