Cotto Dominates Geale to Set the Stage for Canelo Showdown

Miguel Cotto Daniel GealeThe undercard was finished, the concert was done and the fans had arrived in their seats. It was now time for the main event as Miguel Cotto (39-4 with 32 KOs) stepped in the ring in front of a very partisan, mostly Puerto Rican crowd to face Daniel Geale (31-3 with 16 KOs) for the WBC/lineal middleweight title. With GGG, half of Golden Boy Promotions roster, and all the stars in the ring, Miguel Cotto put on a show for the near capacity crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In round one, Geale came out aggressive and tried to walk through Cotto until he got caught with a left hook midway through the round. It was a close round that could have gone to either fighter. In my opinion, any 50-50 round goes to Cotto tonight. In round two, Cotto continued to go to the body and throw multiple left hooks that seemed to get to Geale a bit.
In round 3, it was more of the same as Cotto pounded the body of Geale and used the left hook for what seemed like the entire round.
Then, in round four, Cotto dropped Geale with a powerful left hook to head, and then seconds later after barely getting up, Cotto once again attacked Geale, sending him to the ground once again. Geale got up quicker this time, but then Cotto forced the ref to stop it after trapping Geale in the corner.
In what was expected to be a longer fight, Miguel Cotto sent the crowd home happy as he dominated and destroyed Daniel Geale, stopping him in round four of the scheduled twelve round fight. Who is next up for Cotto is the obvious question. Will it be Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez or Cotto vs Gennady Golovkin? Likely, it will be Canelo, but the way Cotto dominated this fight, it will leave a lot of fans craving for both of these fights in the near future.