Cotto Says He Expects Geale To Honor Weight Deal

By Victor Salazar

WBC middleweight beltholder Miguel Cotto has not been in the ring since he defeated Sergio Martinez last June in New York winning the middleweight championship. Cotto felt the time off was needed and says he feels like a brand new Miguel Cotto.

“Physically I’m fine,” Cotto told media members at his open workout. “Every part in my body that was hurt is healed. I’m fresh, I’m new and come Saturday Everyone will see that.”

As the questions came in, Miguel Cotto was Miguel Cotto, not looking ahead and focused on Saturday's defense against former three time champion Daniel Geale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

“I’m not focused on Canelo or Golovkin,” Cotto said. “The only guy in my mind right now is Daniel Geale. It’s the only thing I can think off. After next Saturday, we can talk to everyone about options.”

Even when one brought up the name Floyd Mayweather, the answer was the same.

 “My best opportunity is the one I have with Daniel Geale. I feel better rejuvenated, I feel like I can beat anyone in boxing right now.

Should Geale come in over the 157 lb. catch weight, people in Cotto’s camp have said that there are other options. Cotto was not concerned with that and feels that Geale will make the contracted weight.

Some eyebrows were raised when Geale stepped on the scale last Saturday at the WBC's mandatory seven day weighin, and came in at 167.5 - 10.5-pounds above the catch-weight limit. But Cotto expects Geale to honor his deal.

“We had a contract that said 157 lbs. and that’s what I expect from him.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-04-2015

[QUOTE=Eastcoast;15758087]Anybody remember WBA JMW champion Miguel Cotto trying to defend his title against Margarito at 150lbs and for there to be a 160lbs rehydration limit?[/QUOTE] Nope ! I can remember a Cotto who got cheated in the first fight, and…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-04-2015

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;15757807]The term champion in boxing in 2015 is a less meaningful term & definitely an overused one. The alphabet groups have diluted the term + I consider GGG the real champion of 160 anyway by default once Martinez loss.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Teetotaler on 06-04-2015

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;15757062]Yep he will pick a random person out of the crowd and fight them[/QUOTE] hahaha good one

Comment by #CaneloKhan on 06-04-2015

when they cotto or the genral public lead him on to believe that he is this big time superstar lmfao, you just a pawn in canelo and mayweather ***** fit over dates thats it lmfao.

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 06-04-2015

catch weight is BS but Geale signed the contract, cotto's been there before and he honored the deal. one thing that i find weird is that the WBC make it clear that MW is up to 160 lbs, basically saying…

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