|01-29-2013, 03:05 AM||#1|
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By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s been an important few years for Daniel Geale.
Though the native Australian became a world champion by capturing the IBO’s middleweight crown in late 2007, it wasn’t until he lost that belt to countryman Anthony Mundine 17 months later that his climb to the upper 160-pound echelons actually seemed to begin.
Three fights after the Mundine meeting – which remains his lone career loss – Geale stopped Russian veteran Roman Karmazin to earn a shot at IBF claimant Sebastian Sylvester in late 2010. He ventured to Germany the next spring to dethrone the incumbent by split decision, and has since defended three times, including a return trip to Germany to end Felix Sturm’s five-year run as WBA title-holder.
Geale is back to face a familiar foe (Mundine) on familiar turf (Sydney) this Wednesday, in his latest bid to reach the rarified air now claimed by the division’s consensus No. 1, Argentine vet Sergio Martinez.
We caught up with the 31-year-old in his final few days of training camp to discuss the Mundine rematch, his plans to one day fight in the United States and exactly where he sees himself amid the collection of viable entities at middleweight. [Click Here To Read More]
|01-29-2013, 07:19 AM||#4|
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Nice to read an interview with Geale, but he's certainly not what you'd call a talkative person.
As Fitz, I predict a rather comfortable UD for Geale.
I don't think there's hope of the winner of this fight between Golovkin avoiders, squaring off against GGG next. It will probably be Sturm and a fat paycheck.
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