Daniel Geale Defends IBF Crown, August 31 in Tasmania

Tasmanian boxer Daniel Geale will defend his International Boxing Federation world middleweight title in his home state, his manager says.

The Launceston-born fighter claimed the title with a win over German Sebastian Sylvester last month, and together with manager Bill Treacy has been drumming up support for a bout in his home state.

Treacy said Geale would take on American Eromosele Albert somewhere in Tasmania on August 31.

"The fight is 100 per cent going to be in Tasmania, where it is between Launceston and Hobart will depend on a bit of sponsorship," Treacy told the Hobart Mercury on Tuesday.

"I'll say over the next few days for sure."

The Tasmanian government said last week it would not be underwriting the bout.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 06-28-2011

Terrible opponent but most belt-holders fight a lot of tomato-can opponents in title defenses these days

Comment by Walt Liquor on 06-28-2011

why is he fighting such a chump? I see that he's rated 14th by the IBF, I wonder when he got inserted there. He's .500 in his last 6 fights

Comment by jaskieee on 06-28-2011

[QUOTE=vick_ramalot;10757169]Maravilla would shatter that wimp into a million pieces within one or two rounds[/QUOTE] Wimp? Martinez would more than likely defeat Geale but to refer to Geale as a wimp is just un-necersary. He is a fantastic boxer, a decorated…

Comment by King Kong on 06-28-2011

[QUOTE=vick_ramalot;10757169]Maravilla would shatter that wimp into a million pieces within one or two rounds[/QUOTE] Very good chance of that happening, and Martinez would also pick up another belt in the division so it seems like a good matchup. Lou will…

Comment by vick_ramalot on 06-28-2011

[QUOTE=CITADEL;10757139]Geale vs Martinez would be a good clash.[/QUOTE] Maravilla would shatter that wimp into a million pieces within one or two rounds

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