Daniel Geale makes 157-pound weight limit to challenge Miguel Cotto

Boxers Miguel Cotto, left, and Daniel Geale pose

Miguel Cotto, left, and Daniel Geale will tangle for Cotto’s middleweight title on Saturday in New York City/Photo by Seth Wenig, Associated Press


There had been concern about whether Daniel Geale of Australia would be able to make the 157-pound weight limit for his challenge to middleweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

No problem. Geale on Friday weighed in right at 157, meaning he will be able to walk out of the ring with the belt should he emerge victorious.

The middleweight limit is 160 pounds, but Cotto insisted on a catch-weight of three pounds under that. Cotto, who certainly is not a true middleweight, weighed just 153 1/2 pounds Friday, which is actually a half-pound under the junior middleweight limit.

The fight will be televised by HBO.

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