Bring on Canelo Alvarez!
On Saturday night, the highly anticipated fight between Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale ended in a convincing Cotto win in front of a raucous pro-Cotto crowd of 12,157 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He won via a TKO in the fourth round.
Cotto, who was fighting for the first time since knocking out Sergio Martinez in the 10th round across the river at Madison Square Garden to win the world championship 364 days ago, showed no ill effects of the long layoff. He was in top form as he started out fast and didn’t let up.
Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs), 34, the first Puerto Rican boxer to win a world title in four weight classes, appeared much quicker than Geale, who struggled to land anything meaningful. He was walking in with no jab, and Cotto was catching him. Moments before the bell sounded to end the third round, Cotto nailed Geale with a straight right that sent him staggering into the ropes.
Cotto continued the assault in the fourth round, eventually crushing Geale with a powerful left hook — his money punch — that knocked him down hard. He came to rest half inside the ring and half under the bottom ring rope.
Geale was so out of the match that he actually asked his trainer what round was it. Geale was just out of it.
Could a Canelo Alvarez/Miguel Cotto be on the horizon?