Geale: Movement and reach troubles Cotto

Phil Jay 28/05/2015

Aussie scrapper Daniel Geale believes he has the game plan to put Miguel Cotto out of his comfort zone and aims to put it into practice when the pair meet on June 6 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The former WBA and IBF middleweight champion is back at the top level following his bruising defeat to Gennady Golovkin in 2014 and ‘The Real Deal’ wants to prove he still has plenty left in the tank at 34 years old against the Puerto Rican legend.

“Cotto has trouble in stages against guys that move and use their reach. He knows that’s what I’m going to be doing and he’s going to be trying to counter that with aggression and coming forward. I’m going to use my abilities and not get caught up in his game plan,” said Geale.

“The game plan is to go in and fight my fight. It’s not to get sucked in. It’s not to get caught up in what he [Cotto] is doing. It’s to do what I do best,” he added.

Geale, who defeated compatriot Jarrod Fletcher in December to put his career back on track, has the chance to blow a possible fight between Cotto and Canelo Alvarez out of the water and set himself up for a revenge opportunity against Golovkin later in the year.

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