Smoke, meet fire…
Indeed, Miguel Cotto will take on Aussie Daniel Geale, as was rumored. A presser Thursday will announce the official deets, with the fight unfolding June 6, in Brooklyn.
MSG had been home to Cotto, he packed em to the gills time and again since 2007, but he’s now with Roc Nation, and new avenues are being traveled. Brett Yormark runs Barclays Center and his brother Michael is an exec with Roc, so this makes sense from that perspective.
Will this fight be at 160..or a catchweight? We shall see…
Fans hoping to see Cotto kick off his Roc deal with a mega-fight, maybe a middlweight title defense against Gennady Golovkin, were not made happy, but I suspect fight number 2 in his three fight package will be a mega-match, likely against Canelo Alvarez.
HBO will screen this tangle.
The mill is buzzing in Rumortown, that Miguel Cotto has his next picked.
Aussie Daniel Geale at middleweight, maybe at a catchweight, at Barclays Center on June 6 is what has been whispered.
Cotto has been off since last June, when he seemingly nailed shut the career coffin of Sergio Martinez at Madison Square Garden. He signed a massive moolah deal with Jay Z’s Roc nation, for three fights and $50 million plus to kick off the new year.
Many potential foes have been discussed and it seems as though Geale, who sports a 30-3 mark, and won his last outing, against Jarrod Fletcher in December, will get the nod.
He tasted the power of Gennady Golovkin in his previous tangle and was stopped out in round three. Of middling power, he holds solid wins over Osumanu Adama, Felix Sturm and Anthony Mundine and was in a tight contest with Darren Barker in 2013.
Viewers would be noting if Cotto could better Geale and dispatch him in finer fashion than could Golovkin, with a desire to see the Puerto Rican icon and the fighting pride of Kazahkstan collide in the near-ish future.
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