Geale Arrives in US For June 6 Cotto Bout



Photos by Team Geale

NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY (May 11, 2015) – Former world champion, Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) has arrived in the United States for his upcoming showdown with WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s). Geale will host the remainder of his training camp in North Bergen, NJ.

“I’ve arrived in the States with my trainer Shaw and I’m excited to get camp started in New Jersey,” said Daniel Geale. “Gary Shaw has provided me with a nice gym and I’m going to start my sparring sessions right away. This is a big fight, not only for my team and I, but for my countrymen as well. A new champion will be crowned on June 6th.”

Cotto vs. Geale, a 12-round fight for Cotto’s WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Championships, takes place Saturday, June 6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will be televised live on HBO. The fight is presented by Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association Gary Shaw Productions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Tickets priced at $500, $350, $250, $200, $150, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now and available for purchase at, and at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Doors open at 6:00 PM, the first fight begins at 6:15 PM and the HBO telecast begins at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

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-deepwater2 :

How much are Geale and Shaw getting paid to be fed to the lions? Cotto in 5, If Geale runs Cotto in 10

-StormCentre :

Yes it's a tricky kind of "rock", "paper" and "scissors" relationship here; when looking at the possible outcomes. On 1 hand you have Geale fighting and/or beating some fully blown middleweights that would give Cotto a real hard time if not beat him. But 3G really blew Daniel out and - despite the Fletcher win - it's still hard to tell how Geale will perform on the big stage. Then on the other hand, you have Cotto whom has much better light/welterweight championship match-practice; but is himself probably nearing his end and without a recent signature fight that offers itself as a reliable gauge to where Cotto really is now. It's hard to tell where each guy really is right now; as - to say the least - Cotto (whom has had some less than stern challenges recently) has avoided the man that KO'd (and possibly damaged) Geale. And, Geale (whom has an active style and reasonable defence; factors that can - if used correctly - trouble Miguel) has fought Middleweights that would hurt, possibly damage, Cotto. Then you have (the wildcard) Darren Barker; whom may be the "paper" in the entire equation. What's up for grabs is whom out of Geale and Cotto is the "rock". I know one thing, if Geale is undamaged from 3G (not sure), not bothered with the catch-weight (not sure), and can fight as he has done in Germany (not sure); Cotto is in for a very rough night. Other than that, it looks like Cotto has the deck already stacked in his favour. :)

-ThatGuy :

Arrived for his whoopin