Cotto to fight Geale in Brooklyn under Jay Z banner

Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale face off at the press conference accompanying the announcement of their fight.

Craig Barritt

 

Miguel Cotto is set for his first fight under Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports banner.

Cotto defends his share of the 160-pound championship against Daniel Geale on June 6 at the Barclays Center in New York.

Cotto had long fought under the Top Rank promotion until he split from the company early this year to sign with Roc Nation.

With a win, Cotto is expected to fight Canelo Alvarez in the fall.

Cotto is one of many star athletes to sign with Jay Z, including Kevin Durant, Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia.