Cotto vs. Geale 2015 – Full Fight (HBO Boxing)

♪ Announcer: The following
is a presentation of HBO Sports. Hello. I’m Jim Lampley. Coming up November 21,
HBO Pay-Per-View will take you to the Mandalay Bay
Events Center in Las Vegas for the long-awaited showdown between world middleweight
champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and challenger
Canelo Alvarez of Mexico. It’s the latest
in a historic line of high-intensity duels
between boricuan and Mexican superstars and a classic match-up
of skilled boxer punchers, so to help get you ready
for Cotto versus Canelo, we’re going to show you Cotto’s
most recent title events against Australian former
two-time titleholder Daniel Geale in Brooklyn
the night of June 6. It was Cotto’s first appearance
since having seized the lineal middleweight crown
the year before against Argentina’s
Sergio Martinez and his third fight
with trainer Freddie Roach, architect of a stunning
mid-career renaissance for the former lightweight
and welterweight star. Wary of Geale’s size advantage,
Cotto negotiated a catch weight of 157. Geale struggled
but made the weight, then ballooned overnight
and walked to the ring at a bulbous 182. Here’s how I called the action with Max Kellerman
and Roy Jones. Harvey Dock: Guys, we went over
instructions already. Obey my commands at all times.
Protect yourself at all times. Touch gloves. Good luck. Kellerman: Miguel Cotto
told us yesterday that the love for boxing
has come back to him since he’s been
with Freddie Roach. When his eyes
open in the morning, he has the thought,
“The harder I work, the better the future.” The immediate future,
should he win this fight, is Canelo Alvarez,
and, as you heard Daniel Geale say,
he’s gonna try to spoil
those plans. Lampley: Alvarez
looked sensational just a few weeks ago
against James Kirkland… so there’s a prelude
to what takes place tonight. Some fans will be
looking to see does Cotto answer back
to Canelo with something equally as impressive
as what Canelo was able to do
against Kirkland. First punch of the fight
is a hard Miguel hook– Cotto left hook
to the body, and that is his
trademark shot. Jones: A very
good left hook to the body
at that, Jim. That’s sort of like Miguel
saying hello to an opponent. “You are in the ring
with Miguel Cotto.” Well, he had
to say hello early because this is a much
bigger opponent. He came in weighing
at the junior middleweight
division, so he has to do something to
let this bigger guy know that he must
beware, like that. We told you about
the unofficial weight for Geale and how much he was able
to rehydrate overnight. We do not have an unofficial
weight on Miguel Cotto. He has not been weighed other
than at the weigh-in yesterday– 153.6, but
a reasonable expectation is that he would’ve
rehydrated maybe up to 160, probably not beyond. Yeah. I don’t know
if it’s obvious on television, um,
because we have monitors here,
and it doesn’t look as obvious on TV
as live here, but Daniel Geale’s size
advantage is pronounced. I know Miguel Cotto
is obviously the stockier guy,
but Geale is a much bigger guy,
it looks like here. Yeah, it does,
but Miguel Cotto also hurt Dan Geale
with that last body shot
he hit him with. If you watch it,
you saw that arm snatch back really,
really quickly, shows you
that he has that respect
already. There’s a left hook
to the head by Cotto, perfect, short,
tight shot inside that landed and also seemed
to bother Daniel Geale. I thought Cotto made
his presence known with the very first
punch of the fight, that left hook
to the body, and he’s also boxed
pretty well here. Cotto, moving well
on his feet, lands another left hook. If Daniel Geale
isn’t going to be able to stop Miguel Cotto
from landing left hooks, he will not have a chance
to win the fight. No, but he’s just
landed a pretty good left hook
of his own. Cotto’s ability to
carry his punch up with him in weight
has been impressive both against
Sergio Martinez and you’re seeing
some hard shots here tonight,
so far. Well, that’s
the one thing about a good puncher in
professional boxing. If you can punch,
you pretty much can punch at any
weight class. Cotto landed another
left hook inside. Geale’s gonna
have to find a way to try to stop
or elude Cotto’s left hook. He’s getting hit
with too many of them here in the first round. Getting outboxed
from the outside by the shorter
fighter is not a good look
for Geale early. Geale with a 3-punch
combination, but the punches
were glancing blows, didn’t land solidly. And those body shots
are already making Geale keep
his hands at home more than he really
wants to because he can’t afford
to give up the left hook
to the body. And Cotto, as Geale
favors his body trying to stop
that left hook downstairs, Cotto’s landing jabs
upstairs. Cotto also knows
that he can swap a left hook
for anything that Geale
throws. How you doing? All right, boy. OK. Now, today
this guy really goes to jab and
the combination, and he’s pressing
a little bit more. It is not–do not let
him come to you, OK? OK.
Do–do not let him get out
first, OK? All right. Now,
that’s the key, OK? Don’t give him any
momentum at all, all right?
All right. Keep in charge. Keep throwing the jab,
all right, body, head, good combinations,
all right? It’s a beautiful
combination, body and back to
the head, all right? Jones: Here’s where
you know a punch has a good effect
on your opponent. When you see this
body shot land, you watch that right
elbow snatch back just a second
too late, though. The punch already
did its damage, but you know it
did damage because you saw that arm
try to get back and block
that spot. Lampley: Both fighters
landed or–excuse me– both fighters threw
41 punches by CompuBox count
in round one. Cotto landed 14,
Geale landed 9, unofficial CompuBox numbers
in the first round. Kellerman: You can
see the brilliance of Freddie Roach
in the corner. Cotto had
success boxing, but just because
he can box doesn’t mean
he should. Freddie wants to see
an aggressive, in-charge Miguel Cotto
coming forward. Doesn’t want to let
um, uh, Geale get into the fight. That left hook
hurt Geale. Geale landed
a good right hand, but Cotto hurt him back
with a left hook. And Freddie’s doing
a very smart job of that because you
never let the guy get momentum,
especially when he already has
a size advantage on your fighter. Cotto has a good
left hook upstairs, always has, has a good
left hand, period. And there’s the great left hook
to the body right there. His body punches,
left hook to the body, has always been,
when he’s thrown it, one of the 3 or 4
most devastating weapons in boxing,
in my opinion. But for 3 or 4 years
in the middle of his career, Roy Jones, that left hook
seemed to disappear. What happened,
and how did it come back? Well, he
wasn’t really setting it up. Guys were
preparing for it, so he wouldn’t
throw it as much. When guys start
looking for a punch, he seemed to not
throw it as often. Freddie Roach came
and said, “Look. “If you’re gonna be
the best Miguel Cotto, “you have to use
your best weapons, “which are your left
hook to the head and your left hook
to the body,” so he brought
it back. And he stopped Geale’s momentum
there with a jab. While Roy was speaking,
early in that sequence, you saw Cotto land another
left hook to the body, so the money punch
is back in a very big way for Miguel Cotto, as it was
against Sergio Martinez, as it was against
Delvin Rodriguez. That was obviously
priority one for Freddie Roach, to put the left hook
back into the arsenal. Geale touches the canvas
with a glove, and referee Harvey Dock
rules it not a knockdown. So far, what
we’re seeing is two different
classes of fighter. Geale’s a good fighter,
always been a good fighter, but Cotto is of
a certain class of fighter where
he’s been able, as Roy said, not only
to carry his punch up, but success up
with him from 140 to 47 to 54 to the
middleweight division. Well, if you were looking for
Geale’s deficiency coming in, it’s difficult to define
other than that there’s
no “X” factor. There’s just no weapon
for Daniel Geale which can change a fight
the way Cotto can change it
with his left hook. Well, his size may
change it, Jim. We got to be careful
here because he’s doing a good job
of moving around. Uh, now
he’s avoiding the left hook
better. He’s big enough
to absorb some of this
punishment and last for
a little while. He’s naturally
a very tough character, so
if Cotto does not go ahead and
discourage him and lets him get
into this fight, we could see
a change here. How should Geale move to try to blunt
Cotto’s left hook? He has to move
to the right to– I mean, to
the left to stay away from it,
to avoid it… His left. but I think he
moved to the right and ran
right into it. Dock: Time. ♪ You’re hitting
it, right? When you landed
this one, go right-handed. Just turn it
slightly, all right? Dock: Let’s go. Man: Come on, Daniel! Lampley: CompuBox numbers
in round two– Cotto 18 out of 54,
Geale 8 out of 37, so logic tells you
that Miguel Cotto probably has already put the
first two rounds in the book. Kellerman: Cotto’s
doing a real good job, I think, tonight
blocking with his shoulders, Roy,
slipping punches with very little
extra movement. Jones: He’s showing
a lot of defensive, uh, moves, uh, great
left and right shots to the body, but
he’s very defensive. He stays low
when he punches. That’s always
a great thing. Good jab by Cotto. Let’s not forget
that Cotto jab that lands like
a power punch because he’s
naturally left-handed. And that was the
weapon that he used to neutralize
the speed of Shane Mosley
back in the day. Maybe Cotto’s
greatest performance, a decision win over Mosley
across the river in Manhattan… When Mosley was
still more or less in his prime. on a night when CompuBox
counted the two fighters landing an identical
number of punches over a 12-round fight. Could’ve gone
either way, but, you know,
no one was gonna have a cakewalk with
that Shane Mosley. Well, I thought
Cotto landed the more
telling punches, is why I thought
they gave it to him, but Shane was a very
tough competitor at that time. I believe the judges
agreed with you on that, Roy. I believe he did
get the decision by landing harder,
more solid blows down the stretch
of the fight. Turned boxer
late in that fight, but Freddie wants– especially the last
two rounds, Freddie wants him
to go back to aggressive fighter
throwing that hook to the body,
and he, by and large, has been doing it tonight,
although there’ve been plenty of stretches
like this where he shows off
his boxing skills. And the left hook
to the body. Again, Geale moves away
after the punch. But Geale has not
proven yet that he really
can hurt Cotto with one punch,
so Cotto can do what he wants to do
right now. He’s still in a very
comfortable envelope as he proceeds
in this fight. Hmm, hard left hook
to the body by Cotto. Geale continuing
to move to the right from time to time
and put himself in a position for Cotto
to land that left-hand shot. And he constantly
lands it to the head and to the body. It’s just the amount
of work he now puts into the body,
precise body shots. He’s putting the money
in the bank from round one, and so those shots
have a cumulative effect because it’s 10,
12 shots hard with both hands to
the body every round. Left and right hand,
like you said, Max. He just ran into a
good overhand right right there, though. That’s been Geale’s
best punch so far, is that str–
that right hand. Moments ago, you saw
the CompuBox number on the fly at the bottom
of the screen demonstrating that Cotto
has now doubled Geale in terms of
landing punches, backs Geale back into
the ropes with a right hand, fires the left hook
to the body again. Dock: Time. Lampley: Melissa Cotto
at ringside along with the rest
of the Cotto family. Raise up, OK? You want combinations
again, all right, but now having
the combinations, is gonna get lazy and
stand in front of him, Right.
all right? Head movement
all the time, defense, all right,
good hea–good hea– good head movement,
all right, nice and loose,
all right? You need punches.
You know what I mean? You’re just too many
single punches, OK? If one of them misses,
that’s all right. Don’t worry
about that. Don’t get
frustrated, OK? Nice and tight,
right? Yeah.
Yeah, yeah. You can
win this fight. Get a little
more aggressive. Throw some more
punches. Throw them in
combinations. When you hit, don’t
be happy with one. Put your hands up,
but don’t go, “One,” have a look,
launch a second one, and then
let him out. [Whistle blows] Dock: Let’s go. He’s out. Lampley: Geale listening
intently to trainer Graham Shaw, Graham Shaw, I think,
trying to relax Geale, speaking in a measured tone,
“You can win this thing,” hasn’t seemed to be in position
to win a round so far. Harold, how do you have it
through 3? Lederman: I agree
with you, Jim– 3-nothing, 30-27
Miguel Cotto. You know, Jim,
I love the way Miguel Cotto circles and sets up
that left hook. I–I mean, we’ve seen
a left hook. We’re talking
about the offense. Let’s talk about
the way he moves. I mean, he’s using
that ring beautifully. He circles to the left, doesn’t go back
to the right too often, but he circles to the left,
sets it up. Then he moves inside,
and, bam, he throws that left hook,
really using the ring wisely. There it is. Lampley: Down goes Geale
on a solid, left-hand shot. Dock: 7, 8, 9–
I’m good. All right?
You OK? Lampley: Well,
the overnight weight gain may have been
too little too late. Jones: Ha ha ha! That was just a
beautifully landed left hook, Jim… Just sensational. low to the body
like he’s doing right now, again
back up to the head with a quick
left hook, good body shots. The referee’s
looking to stop it now. Harvey Dock
watching intently, and now Geale tries
to fight his way out of it and goes down
for a second time, that time
on a counter right hand… Kellerman: Listen
to this crowd. Dock: 6, 7, 8.
You OK? Done. Lampley: and for the second
year in a row, Daniel Geale
tells a New York referee he’s had enough
in the ring, and Miguel Cotto has
a fourth-round knockout victory. Kellerman: None of these
people are thinking about a catch weight,
157 pounds. All they can see,
all they can think about is a devastating
Miguel Cotto performance where he boxed
beautifully throughout and then when
he needed to, threw the left hook
like Joe Frazier. A sensational performance
by Miguel Cotto, his third consecutive
sensational performance under the care
of Freddie Roach, and what a marriage
this relationship between Cotto and Roach
is turning out to be. Jones: Has been
the best, absolute best move
that Cotto has ever made
in his entire professional career. And now let’s go
to the replays, Roy, and take a look
at how Cotto closed the show. Well, here, you see
he’s on the attack. He goes low with
the right hand and comes
following up with the left hook
right on the button. If he
hits anybody with a hook
that clean, they’re bound
to go down. This is not a rap,
but if he hits you with a hook
that clean, you’re bound
to go down. That is his
money punch right on the button. And one of the great
money punches in boxing. I mean, if you were to list
the 5 biggest weapons in boxing, Miguel Cotto’s left hook
has to be on that list. Yes. It does. It has to be
on the list. Came back doing
great body work here, another
good left hook to the head
that he missed, but what’s most
impressive to me is that he also
got a knockdown, or scored
a knockdown, with the right hand
during this time. Well, this is when Geale
decided he had to fight back… And there’s the right
hand right there. and as he did,
Cotto landed that counter right amid a Geale combination,
and boom. That shows you a
whole lot of power, Cotto, shows you
punching power in both hands,
and that’s a devastating
thing to see in any good or great
world champion. A tremendous fourth-round
knockout performance by Miguel Cotto… and there’s the family
celebrating in the front row
at ringside… Miguel’s mother reaching out
to his brother Jose, and there’s the celebration
by Cotto. Ring’s–ring announcer
Michael Buffer stands by with the particulars
on the knockout. Buffer: Ladies and gentlemen,
referee Harvey Dock has to step in following
the second knockdown in round number 4. The end comes
at one minute, 28 seconds of that round, the winner by TKO victory– victory number 40,
knockout number 33– still the WBC middleweight
champion of the world de Caguas, Puerto Rico, Miguel Angel… Cotto. Whoo! Lampley: A huge smile
on the face of Melissa Cotto and one of the bigger smiles
that you’ll ever see on the normally taciturn face
of Miguel Cotto. Final CompuBox numbers, and this was statistically
a wipeout, as you’re going to see,
Cotto landing twice as many punches
as Geale, landing at a 37%
overall rate, throwing 56 more punches
than Geale in a little bit less
than 4 rounds. Power shots,
and Cotto landing only 39% of the power shots,
might have looked for a little bit higher
percentage there, but when he got
his left hook in gear and landed it
in each of the 4 rounds, he hurt Geale
every single time he touched him
with the left hand, and CompuBox Punch Zone
now shows us where the punches landed,
and you can look over to the Daniel Geale side
and see the 36 punches to the head, 19 of them on
the right side of Geale’s head– that’s where the left jab
and the left hook land– 18 punches to the right side
of Geale’s body. That’s where the left hook
to the liver lands. That’s how Cotto devastated
a much larger opponent. Now let’s go to Max Kellerman
in the ring with Miguel. Kellerman:
Congratulations, Miguel, on yet another
sensational knockout
performance. Seems like ever
since you hooked up with Freddie Roach,
the old Miguel Cotto is back. What is it like
to score a knockout like that
in New York City, where you scored so many
nem–memorable wins? You know, be–
being here after 10 hard weeks
in L.A. training with Freddie and
perform like that just make me feel
like the Miguel from the 2000s,
you know–2010, 2000, 2004–and
I feel good. You know, I said,
Freddie couple minutes ago, he’s the best thing
whoever happened to my–to my career,
and it is. He’s the best thing ever
happened to my career. What is it about Freddie
that’s enabled you to rediscover
this fighter, this guy who comes in
and destroys opponents with left hooks
to the body? Freddie, he’s
a humble, simple guy who always came
with, uh, his best, trying to get
the best from you, and having that from him
just made me be better every day. Miguel, we all know
you’re able to box, and you were
boxing very well in the first round,
but when you got back to the corner,
Freddie seemed to want to see some more
aggression from you. What were
you thinking at the end of
that first round? I–I just decide
to start to establish my own path
to fighting, and I think we did it–
we did it well, but Freddie just told me
to get more and more. That–that’s his style,
and that’s what– what I like about him. Were you trying
to set him up with the left hook
upstairs? Because you went from
boxing very smartly to looking
like Joe Frazier with that left hook
on–on the top. I just–I just tried
to–to do my best. I–I catch him–
I caught him with– with, uh, a really hard
left hook, and I just wanted
to repeat it again. We’ll show it
to you. Here’s the first one
in the fourth round. You tell us
what you see. Was just moving
to my left, and he just put–
put his right hand down, and that was the perfect
moment for my left. How have you been
able to carry the punching power
up to middleweight? You have an opponent
tonight who weighed in over 180 pounds
in street clothes by the time he stepped
in the ring tonight. Why do you think
you’ve been able to carry
your power up? The way–the way–
the smart way we– we’ve been doing working
for my last 3 fights in L.A. with
Gavin MacMillan, with Freddie Roach
just make– make me feel like
never before, you know, make me once
and ask for me– for more every day
and every day. That–that’s
the explanation. So now it looks like in
your immediate future, y–you haven’t
admitted it, but it seems like
the worst-kept secret in boxing that Cotto
and Canelo will happen before too long. What do you feel
about a fight with Canelo Alvarez? I had 44 fights
in my whole career. Canelo going to be
just another one, another in the new
chapter in my career, but first of all and before
a Canelo fight happen, if people want to fight
I want to fight, everybody want the fight,
let’s do it, but before that, I want to spend time
with my family. I want to–to enjoy
time with them, and then after that,
we’ll be back in L.A. training for Canelo. And this might be in the
not-as-immediate future, but Gennady Golovkin is
sitting here ringside, and you just fought
a guy who he knocked out recently, and you
looked just as good knocking the same
fighter out. Do you have interest
in that fight? Ah. Uh, why–why not,
you know, but, uh, we–we need
to do our–our fights. Canelo, uh, sounds
to be the next one, and after that,
if–if Gennady is available and
if he want to fight, I’m available, too. Lastly, you fought Sergio
at 159 pounds, this at 157. Canelo would seem to be
somewhere south of that. Are you
a middleweight? Do you–do you consider
yourself a middleweight? My weight, uh, yesterday
was 156–53.6 pounds. Do you think
I’m a middleweight? Doesn’t sound
like it. I’m not. Thank you, and
congratulations, Miguel, on a spectacular
performance. It’s great
to have you back. This is the Miguel Cotto
we remember. It’s all about
Freddie Roach. Jim? Geale’s willing surrender
was a replay of his departure the preceding year
against Cotto’s mandatory– Kazakh knockout sensation
Gennady Golovkin, but Golovkin was given
step-aside money to allow Cotto to fulfill
the popular fans’ wish for him to fight
his Mexican counterpart Canelo Alvarez. Since Canelo
has been campaigning as a junior middleweight
and Cotto acknowledges he’s not a full-sized
middleweight, the fight is at
a catch weight of 155 but still for the lineal
160-pound crown. It’s boxing’s marquee
match-up of the moment– Cotto and Canelo
live from Las Vegas on HBO Pay-Per-View
the night of November 21. ♪

100 thoughts on “Cotto vs. Geale 2015 – Full Fight (HBO Boxing)

  1. lots of clips to choose from in this fight but Jim Lampley introducing just fits. Watched the Gatti-Ward doc and his passion for boxing explains what I mean. When I watch a special fight it does the same to me.

  2. Love how he credits Roach so much because Roach deserves it. Gave him great advise to be more aggressive and boom, knockout.

  3. look guys, Cotto has been in real wars and faced some real competition. canelo is very flatfooted, why miguel is always moving around and somethimes picks his hard shots. I got miguel winning a decision. if he can outwork canelo in the early rounds i got miguel winning by KO in the later rounds.

  4. fuck you daniel geale for make us think that cotto was strong to knock canelo out! u are weak fuck you geale ..u have the chin of a ten year old girl!! I can fuck u up if I want…cotto hits like a bitch ! he is weak like….these 2 pussies are weak as fuck I can knock ur ass out geale fuck you

  5. GGG has no one to fight in his division. The big names are in the welterweight and junior middleweight. so if GGG wants a big fight he needs to come down to 154 or meet Canelo half way.

  6. funny how the tables turned on cotto when he didn't fight a weight drained fighter lmfao and a way more skillful fighter than delving or geale

  7. No one mentions the reaaaally nice headbutt right in the jaw just before that left hook on the first KD? Pretty nasty in my opinion.

  8. Cotto: "Freddie is a humble simple guy".

    You fuckin kidding me? Freddie Roach is a racist, a liar, and talks the most shit besides Angel Garcia.

  9. Too many times was Geale's hands low, he needed to keep the right hand up. Though, yes difficult because of Cotto's body shot's. Cotto was getting too predictable with that left. Someone like Marquez would have destroyed him with a good counter. Geale's footwork was very clunky, almost laughable. Overall, Cotto outboxed him. No complaints from me to Cotto. He fought well.

  10. With all due respect. I think Jim Lampley never really learned a thing about boxing. He simply is a STATS READER. I usually turn off the volume to watch the fights.

  11. Geale had a great run. Two time world champ. Beat Sturm in Germany. Got destroyed against GGG and Cotto. No shame in that.

  12. Look at cotto beating up this bum that weighs 183 pounds, but when he fights Canelo and gets fucked up…people bring up Canelos weight lol, even tho Canelo was a lot smaller then geale…


  14. I really don't get why casual boxing fans don't like cotto, he doesn't talk trash and takes every fight they match him up with or call him out on. He's always been humble and just cared about fighting. Sad that after he's great career he is still questioned by this generation as a fighter.

  15. geale should fight next with …
    Margarito , David lemieux , James kirkland , matt korobov, sergiv derevchenko
    brian Vera austin trout or kell brook

  16. cotto vs andy lee
    cotto vs David lemieux
    cotto vs darren barker
    cotto vs Curtís stevens
    cotto vs matt korobov

  17. Suddenly GGG's win over Geale doesn't look impressive anymore if a much smaller Cotto was able to get him out of there just a round later……

  18. Considering Geale was a full fledged Middleweight and Cotto was so much smaller this was very impressive. It also shows you how impressive it is for a smaller guy like Floyd Mayweather to deal with a monster like Miguel Cotto.

  19. I don't get this. Cotto absolutely destroys Geale. Geale is not exactly an easy push over in the division. Cotto couldn't in any way shape or form hurt Canelo. And you think Canelo can't do well against GGG?

  20. this smooth cotto is what needed to come into the canelo fight the cotto that fought that night looked stiff and nervous

  21. My favorite fighter of all time. Always fought guys in there prime or when they still had some juice, so much heart straight warrior. He'll be missed when he hangs them up

  22. Geale destroyed by cotto (a small 154 pounder and former 140 pounder), that shows the level of competition that GGG has been fighting at middleweight.


  24. Cotto is in the top 20 of all time ain’t duck nobody he has fought every top draw in his weight class oh ps the judges in his fights where out of line with the scorecards

  25. Котто крисивый бокс показал,какой есть он на самом деле.мужик

  26. Cotton should had done a catch weight at like 164 for a super mdlweight belt against Artur Abraham when Abraham was a champ .
    Cotto would had outbox him !

  27. 14:11 “He’s using that ring beautifully… He circles to the left, doesn’t go back to the right too often, but circles to the left, sets it up, then he loves inside, and BAM! Throws that left hook. Really using the ring wisely. There it is!” Harold Lederman actively talking about Cotto’s left hook right before it happens. That guy has such a high boxing IQ.

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