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Malignaggi: Geale is Cotto's Tuneup For Canelo Clash

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former two-division champion Paulie Malignaggi is picking his former foe, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) is easily eliminate former three time champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) later tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a twelve round fight that will be televised live on HBO.

Malignaggi suffered his first career loss to Cotto in 2007, when both of them were junior welterweights.  

If Cotto pulls though tonight, he is expected to face Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in the fall.

Geale is a 4-1 underdog in some betting circles. The catch-weight of 157-pounds was a big topic for most of the fight week, after Geale weighed in at 167.5-pounds a week ago. He was able to make weight on Friday, but some wonder if the Australian fighter will be a dead man walking after draining out 10.5-pounds in less than a week.

"I think it's pretty much a tuneup for Miguel to get in the ring with Canelo later in the year. Geale is not bad, but he's not at that level. The matchup doesn't really excite me I'll be honest with you. It doesn't really do anything for me," Malignaggi told BoxingScene.com/Be Real TV.

"I don't think Geale has much of a chance, but he does come to work hard and he does come to grind, and maybe the natural size advantage and grinding mentality may trouble Cotto in spots. I can't really  get excited about the matchup at all. But who knows, maybe Geale will surprise us all. But I really think its warmup to get in the ring with Canelo later in the year and to see how good he looks in beating Geale."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lowblows420 on 06-08-2015

the "trannyman" malinaggi is right he should know because his whole career is based on him being a fkng tune up for everyone else. 7 kos in 15 years sounds like a safe tune up for my grandma

Comment by Teetotaler on 06-06-2015

hahaha yet Thurman-collazo is a real high level fight. Paul should just stfu and stick to commentating with showtime

Comment by _Maxi on 06-06-2015

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;15763942]This fight is interesting because all the haters saying Martinez was crippled so now you have a prime geale who will get destroyed today and ppl will hate more[/QUOTE] You are joking right? Geale is a joke of a MW.…

Comment by wlliam on 06-06-2015

I think the Cotto blow out predictions are bit much. My guess is this fight will be close, ppl are acting as if Cottos this unbeatable guy which hes not, Geales decent but isnt known for power but the size…

Comment by Dle on 06-06-2015

Most of the matches that HBO put on these daysaremismatches. So what elseisnew?

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