Saturday, June 6, 2015

Cotto Destroys Geale

Once again, Cotto occupies center stage

So much for Daniel Geale rising to the occassion. Make no mistake about it, the Aussie warrior is tough. He's not without talent, either.

Nor is he without brains.

For he he packed it in after being knocked down twice by a ferocious Miguel Cotto on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Who, really, can blame Geale for doing the sane thing?

Cotto owned this bout from the opening bell. I said earlier this week that Cotto was simply the more talented fighter. The Puerto Rican proved it on Saturday in spades.

Indeed, Cotto's beating of poor Geale was comparable to the one Gennady Golovkin delivered to the unfortunate contender last year. Lot's of people write Cotto off, and that's a mistake. Yeah, he's a diva, but he's good. Scratch that. He's great.

One of the most interesting things about Cotto is that he has an excellent defense. As Geale himself will surely attest, the man is VERY hard to hit. Like Manny Pacquiao, Cotto delivers classic Freddie Roach movement.

As well as classic Freddie Roach aggressiveness.

Body shots, left hooks, Cotto chopped Geale down like piece of timber on Saturday. Naysayers will find things to criticize, but the man looked terrific at the Barclays this weekend.

Like him or not, the guy's a legitimate ring legend.

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