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Geale: Team Cotto Not Expecting Much of a Challenge

After forcing Australian boxer Daniel Geale to starve himself to make weight, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto plans to go in the for the kill.

Geale and Cotto will step into the ring inside the 18,000-seat Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday.

Cotto is the short-priced favorite to defend his title, but the aggressive Puerto Rican also has the most to lose with a pay-per-view mega fight with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez pencilled in later in the year.

"They're looking past me, which has given me extra motivation," Geale said.

"They're expecting me not to put up much of a challenge."

The 178cm tall Geale overcame a major hurdle on Friday when he made the 71.2kg catch weight Cotto's camp demanded when they negotiated the fight.

The pitbull-like Cotto only stand 170cm tall and came in light at 69.67kg.

The question is: how much of a toll did Geale's fasting take on him?

ESPN described Geale as looking "as dry as a potato chip" at the weigh-in and Cotto's trainer Freddie Roach was licking his lips at the prospect of taking advantage of the weakened Australian.

"For the first five rounds, we're going all body (attack)," Roach told ESPN.

"He seemed fragile and very, very thin."

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

Who is to say that Geale doesn't pack on 12 pounds and Cotto only puts on 8 leaving Geale with a 170 to 161 weight advantage tonight? Geale also has two good legs...hmm, hmm, as well as the height and…

Comment by Fantasiabruja on 06-06-2015

It's amazing how Golovkins Geale picture has already been exposed for being phoshoped but folks on here are still posting comments as if the fraud hasn't been exposed yet. And how Cotto's drained as* has been cut out of the…

Comment by omyblaze57 on 06-06-2015

[QUOTE=CLUNG3-TANK;15764391]Severe de-hydration ****s up your kidneys in a bad way, not sure if this is as bad as that but I wouldn't be too surprised if he was KO'd from a shot to the kidney[/QUOTE] Sorry, but punches to the…

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 06-06-2015

It's like fighting malnourished Jews in a pit during the holocaust for Hitler's entertainment. Even if you win, you feel awful about it.

Comment by jjsmyth87 on 06-06-2015

I doubt it, but hopefully cotto gets his poop pushed in about 5 and a half inches

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