Daniel Geale & Miguel Cotto. What To Expect. It’s Close.
Miguel Cotto defends his WBC Title against Daniel Geale this weekend from Brooklyn, New York at a 157 Pound Catchweight. The most important topic of this week has been how will Geale make weight? Geale was ten pounds over the weight limit with one week to go and he looked as though he was already drained. Let me break down what will happen this Saturday night in Brooklyn, I haven’t been this confident of an upset for a long time.
Scenario 1: Geale fails to make weight. This is a very real possibility. Widespread romours are he’s going to come in heavy. If he comes in at 160 or above, I think Team Cotto will call in a replacement and the fight will be off. If Geale comes in at 158 or 159, we probably still have a fight. If you think there isn’t a chance Cotto calls the bout off, well he has turned into a bit of a diva in the past 3 years. He constantly talks about himself in third person and he will call the fight off. Replacements have already been sought. I would say there is a 40% chance this happens.
Scenario 2: Geale makes weight. Then we have a fight. Geale will rehydrate and obviously eat a lot and come into the ring at around 175 pounds. This is Geale’s last shot at being a star in the US. And he won’t quit this time. He knows everything is on the line. Geale has lost a close fight to Barker, which I had him winning by 1 round and he fought poorly against Golovkin and quit in the 4th round. This time Geale is going to leave it all in the ring and I think there is a very good chance he outboxes Cotto. Geale is a lot bigger than Cotto and he has a much longer reach. I’m expecting Cotto to have success on the inside, but Geale will have much more success as the fight will be fought on the outside for large periods of time.
Expect an upset. Since the start this was a horrible fight for Team Cotto to pursue. The bout provides a huge risk and Geale isn't well known in the States. There was much easier bouts to take. And Geale has been under rated for a long time. Because he’s not from the US, he gets treated similar foreign fighters. Daniel Geale shouldn’t be under estimated in this bout.
If you are trying to watch Geale vs Cotto Online I wouldn’t bother. Live streams are being taken down at a very fast rate over the past few months. There will be full fight replay to Geale vs Cotto on youtube a few hours after it’s happened, but it will most likely be in a foreign language.
Cotto is loosing fans by the day with his constant demands and crazy quotes. Cotto seems to have a huge ego now and it’s quite sad to watch. I have been a long time fan of Miguel but he has turned me away from him in the past few months. Don’t tell people who are going to be tuning into your fights that it’s only a business. Drum up support and talk it up. Also give your opponent some credit. The younger generation of boxers seem much more humble which is refreshing. It should be great to see the younger generation shine through.