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Cotto: Shaw/Geale Need To Shut It, Focus on Weight

By Miguel Rivera

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Angel Cotto is growing tired of listening to complaints regarding the agreed upon catch-weight of 157-pounds for Saturday's fight against Daniel Geale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Geale, and his promoter Gary Shaw, are not happy about the catch-weight stipulation. Alarm bells were ringing this past Saturday, when Geale took part in the WBC's mandatory seven-day weighin and came in at 167.5-pounds, which gave him a week to shave off more than 10-pounds.

Cotto says a contract was signed, Geale and Shaw both agreed to it and now they have to stop complaining and honor the terms.

"This catch-weight weight, as I've said before, was used against me once [with Pacquiao in 2009], and I agreed. They signed a contract and now they are complaining. This was the most important issue discussed during the negotiations and they agreed. I had many complications when I made 140 pounds. With all of [my fights], I never climbed on the scale overweight. I always came in at the weight stipulated in the contract. Here Gary Shaw and Geale agreed to 157 pounds. They agreed it. Now the issue is bothering them," Cotto told Fox Deportes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by baya on 06-05-2015

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;15758911]i don't know who compared cotto with a rape victim in another thread, but it was spot on. he is acting like one, molesting others because it happen to him in the past.[/QUOTE] rape's not a stretch at all. how…

Comment by Travycat on 06-05-2015

Gary Shaw has always been big on honor and respect. It's sort of sad to see him cry babying over something his side agreed to. In fact, it makes no sense. Don't like the deal--don't make it.

Comment by Natainos on 06-04-2015

Hating on Future Hall of Famer because your blinded by you're idiotic fandumb is lacking of any boxing knowledge, further proving that your idol is collecting a bag of nuts. Unless you have earned everything you have through blood and…

Comment by rayrobinsontbe on 06-04-2015

Lol man the hate for cotto is real... some of you guys hate him more than Floyd!!! Listen geale signed the contract prolly making 6 or 7 figures why cry? Sit back enjoy the show and leave the crying for…

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