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Cotto vs Geale: Challenger Geale arrives in United States, sets up camp in New Jersey

Daniel Geale has made his way to the U.S. and has set up camp for his fight with Miguel Cotto.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Former middleweight titlist and upcoming championship challenger Daniel Geale has arrived in the United States for his June 6 showdown in Brooklyn against Miguel Cotto, and the 34-year-old Australian veteran has set up training camp in New Jersey.

"I've arrived in the States with my trainer Shaw and I'm excited to get camp started in New Jersey," said Daniel Geale. "Gary Shaw has provided me with a nice gym and I'm going to start my sparring sessions right away. This is a big fight, not only for my team and I, but for my countrymen as well. A new champion will be crowned on June 6th."

Geale (31-3, 16 KO) is the big underdog against Cotto (39-4, 32 KO), but there is some feeling that if Geale doesn't have an issue with the 158-pound catchweight Cotto imposed on the fight, his height, length, and solid boxing ability could give the smaller champion some trouble.

Geale is coming off of a win over Jarrod Fletcher, which followed a TKO-3 loss to Gennady Golovkin. Cotto has not fought since dominating a hobbled Sergio Martinez in June of last year.

The fight will be televised on HBO from the Barclays Center.

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