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Drained Geale Confident He'll Regain Strength For Cotto

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Daniel Geale struggled to get down to 157 pounds Friday afternoon.

It’s the lowest weight he has had to reach since the former IBF middleweight champion competed in a junior middleweight bout eight years ago. But by the time Geale gets in the ring Saturday night for his WBC middleweight title fight against champion Miguel Cotto at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Australian contender will have had nearly 34 hours to regain his strength.

The 34-year-old Geale believes that’ll be more than enough time to recover from draining his body to make 157 pounds.

“I’ll feel a hundred percent better,” Geale said. “When you’re lacking fluid, you feel pretty terrible. You feel pretty tired. But as soon as you get that fluid back in – I’ve done it many times before – my body recovers very quickly. You know, within a few hours I’m sort of down here [motioned toward the floor] and I shoot right back up. I’ll feel really good for the fight.”

HBO will televise the scheduled 12 rounder between Puerto Rico’s Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) and Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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

[QUOTE=Boba Fett;15762519]Cotto is going to look sensational again tomorrow night for Freddie Roach and will build up more hype(he's going to demolish Geale,he's mega drained) but I'll still not know if Cotto is actually a wrecking machine until he's fighting…

Comment by Ahmed_Ismail on 06-05-2015

Geale shouldn't forget the fact that he's not by any means deserving of a title shot and Cotto is giving him a chance that he would've never gotten again after his loss to GGG, Cotto could've fought anybody else and…

Comment by mathed on 06-05-2015

Laugh my ass off if Geale wrecks Cotto tomorrow.

Comment by Lords on 06-05-2015

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;15762220]NEW YORK – Daniel Geale struggled to get down to 157 pounds Friday afternoon. It’s the lowest weight he has had to reach since the former IBF middleweight champion competed in a junior middleweight bout eight years ago. But by…

Comment by livershot73 on 06-05-2015

Oh..and in response to the article: ehhh....I can already hear the post fight interview tomorrow, " Well, obviously the weight was really an issue, mate...I found it really difficult to recuperate my strength and energy after having to drop so…

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