*Note: WBC title on the line for Canelo Alvarez only, after Cotto allegedly failed to pay a WBC sanctioning fee.
Former Gennady Golovkin and Miguel Cotto opponent Daniel Geale believes that the Kazakh KO king Triple G would beat the Puerto Rican middleweight World Champion should the two ever meet.
Geale, 34, lost to both Golovkin and Cotto with third and fourth round TKO’s respectively, and says that he thinks Golovkin would have the edge in what would be a massive middleweight unification bout.
“[Golovkin] is definitely an all-round boxer. He’s an all-round puncher as well, and I guess everybody is sort of looking at him as the guy to beat at the moment, which is probably true,” the Australian told ABC.
“[Cotto] definitely does have a high skill level as well as great power as well, so he does make for an interesting matchup.
“I’m not sure if that’s going to happen, but in my view I’d probably be tipping Golovkin for that fight because of the sheer power and size. But it does make an interesting fight.”
Golovkin has been tipped by his trainer Abel Sanchez to return next February, which might be too soon to face the winner of Cotto v Alvarez in November. Further complicating matters, Canelo Alvarez has stated he would only face the Kazakh middleweight king at a catch weight of 155lbs.
In a lengthy interview with the Australian broadcaster, the former IBF and WBA Super World Middleweight Champion Geale confirmed that he was moving up to super-middleweight following his defeat against Cotto, and would be returning to the ring in the new year.
“We knew we had the odds stacked against us and it was extremely tough having to get down that extra little bit of weight,” Geale said.
“It makes a big difference so all you can do is live and learn and I know now that I'm not going to do that to myself anymore.
"I've decided to go up a weight division.”
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