Cotto arrives in New York, ready for Geale defense (photo)

Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto hit New York this weekend in preparation for his first defense of the WBC 160lb title he ripped away from Sergio Martinez last year.

The 34 year-old, who has held world titles at four weight classes, meets ex-unified king Daniel Geale at the Barclays Center in another test of his powers at the higher middleweight limit.

“We are really happy to be here in New York it feels like being home. We had a great a camp back in L.A. and we are ready to perform on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn”, WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto said upon his arrival.