Cotto knocks out Geale

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS -

Miguel Cotto re­tained his WBC mid­dleweight ti­tle with a dev­as­tat­ing show­ing of power, knock­ing out Daniel Geale in the fourth round at the Bar­clays Cen­ter in New York. Cotto (40-4, 33 knock­outs) landed a huge left hook early in the round and knocked down Geale (31-4), who man­aged to re­turn to his feet but not for long. Cotto landed a dozen more punches, missed with a few oth­ers, then put the Aus­tralian dow­na­gain with a straight right.

Ref­eree Har­vey Dock stopped the bout at 1 minute 28 sec­onds of the round.

Next up for Cotto could be a fight with Saul “Canelo” Al­varez later this year.

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