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Daniel Geale's Trainer: We'll Make 157, No Doubt

By Victor Salazar

Graham Shaw is preparing Daniel Geale for what might be the biggest fight in his career against Miguel Cotto on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. However Geale, a legitimate middleweight will have to shed 3 extra pounds to make the 157 lb. catch weight agreed upon. Shaw feels they’ll make the fight even if he has reservations about the weight.

“He’ll make the weight with no doubt 157,” Shaw told BoxingScene.com. “We took the fight with the catch weight, it should be 160 but we’re not going to moan about it. We signed the contract at 157, so we’re not going to make a big deal about it.”

Shaw feels that this week has been riddled with more questions about Gennady Golovkinand Canelo Alvarez with less being about Daniel Geale. He feels his fighter is being overlooked.

“I wouldn’t talk about a fight after I have a fight in front of me,” Shaw said. “I wouldn’t do it but Miguel’s certainly got a lot of good people in front of him so if they want to talk up another fight, they can do that but I certainly wouldn’t do that.”

Last time Geale fought in New York, he was stopped by Gennady Golovkin early, Shaw feels his fighter gets a better go at it this time around.

“A lot of things in the fight didn’t go our way,” Shaw said referring to things mismanaged by those sanctioning the fight. “You know 4 minute rounds certainly don’t help. That’s a big disappointment for us the time thing. Then he trips on a camera on the apron, no one should be on the apron. You think you come to New York you don’t get amateur things happening. I take nothing from Gennady, he’s a great fighter. When you’re in big fights, you certainly hope things like that will be taken care of. We didn’t get off to a good start, Gennady got the win.”

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

[QUOTE=Eastcoast;15761433]90 minutes until the weigh-in for #CottoGeale pic.twitter.com/X53zC4gN9R— Daniel Geale (@DanielGeale) June 5, 2015 [/QUOTE] that back tattoo is awful, still.... better than ortiz's [IMG]http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/1110/athletes.back.tattoos/images/Victor-Ortiz.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by Eastcoast on 06-05-2015

90 minutes until the weigh-in for #CottoGeale pic.twitter.com/X53zC4gN9R— Daniel Geale (@DanielGeale) June 5, 2015

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-05-2015

[QUOTE=Pain~Lucy;15759611]geale should come on a ripped 160 and wear a shirt saying "you da 160 champ?"[/QUOTE] C'mon man...Geale signed and agreed to the deal...why come all the way from down under to NY for NOTHING?!?...dude ain't gonna f*ck up his…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 06-05-2015

[QUOTE=daggum;15759651][B]are you telling geale to make a new contract[/B] if he can't make the weight? somehow i don't think he has the power to do that...[/QUOTE] Did I say Geale or did I say Cotto make a new contract?

Comment by Natainos on 06-04-2015

Geal signed a contract, and if he really thinks he can win, he better come prepared and bring his A game; all the BS about the weight is more of a lack of commitment from their came and a lack…

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