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Daniel Geale: Mundine is Near The End, I'm Still Hungry

By Adrian Warren

IBF middleweight boxing world champion Daniel Geale says he will defeat Anthony Mundine convincingly in Wednesday's world title clash, believing his hunger for more success and desire to get better will prove decisive.

Challenger Mundine, 37, insists he is still at the peak of his powers despite being the betting underdog for the Sydney Entertainment Centre clash. Mundine (44-4, 26 KOs) marks the fourth defense for Geale (28-1, 15 KOs).

Both Geale and Shaw said Mundine looked in good shape at the weigh-in. Mundine was in a typically confident mood as he left the weigh-in area at The Star Casino.

"I'm the best ever, the number one, the best athlete ever, you can't mess with me," Mundine declared.

Mundine was responsible for inflicting the only professional loss on Geale's record, taking a split points win in Brisbane in 2009.

Since then, Mundine has won an interim light-middleweight title and gone 8-1, losing to Garth Wood, winner of the TV reality show The Contender.

Geale, 31, has won seven straight since losing to Mundine and has accumulated plenty of big fight experience, taking world titles off Sebastian Sylvester and Felix Sturm in Germany.

"Anthony talks like he wants it, but he's sort of finishing up, he knows he's towards the end of his career," Geale told AAP.

"I'm still hungry, I'm motivated every day I still want to get better.

"I'm not at the top. I still believe I've got a lot more to improve.

"Just the improvements I've had in the last six to 12 weeks, have been awesome."

Geale stopped short of predicting a KO win, but his trainer Graham Shaw said he wouldn't be surprised if his charge won inside the distance.

Conventional boxing wisdom has it that Geale's renowned work rate over 12 rounds will eventually wear down the older challenger in a classic battle between two quick-handed boxers.

However, Mundine was adamant the bout wouldn't come down to him trying to match the champion's output.

"There are many ways to skin a cat, that's the game plan, I can adapt, I'm very adaptable," Mundine said.

"I believe I'm at the peak of my powers, that's what I'm going to show on Wednesday.

"Because I've been through all the scenarios and I'm starting to pay attention to detail now in my art, I never used to."

American Robert Byrd will referee the bout, with three Australian scoring.

The undercard features world ranked featherweight Joel Brunker up against three-time world title contender Ivan Hernandez of Mexico.

Daniel Ammann defends his national light heavyweight title against unbeaten David Aloua and Lauryn Eagle fights Nadine Brown for the vacant national women's lightweight championship.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dan649 on 01-29-2013

you can catch a stream of this fight on the website FirstRowSports.

Comment by ИATAS on 01-29-2013

Mundine hasn't been the same since fighting Crazy Tiger Kim. Totally raped his soul.

Comment by AndMarvisIsDown on 01-29-2013

Just to confirm guys... Is this only available on pay per view? I'm in Melbourne at the moment and would love to catch the fight, but I'm assuming this wont be possible on normal tv...

Comment by taansend on 01-29-2013

[QUOTE=TheGunslinger;12969698]10:30 pm local time. I think that works out to 3:30 am PT 6:30 am ET.[/QUOTE] Cheers Gunslinger.

Comment by Tuavale on 01-29-2013

I think he's a combination of delusion, ignorance and downright stupidity. What a simp.

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