Advertisement
Advertisement

Geale Arrives Home Without Belt, Says Soliman is Possible

By Adrian Warren

Dual middleweight boxing world champion Daniel Geale has returned to Australia minus one important piece of luggage - his new WBA Super title belt.

A contingent of media, family and friends were on hand to greet IBF and WBA Super title champion Geale, who arrived around 38 hours after his split points decision win over Felix Sturm in Germany.

Geale had his old IBF title belt on display at Sydney Airport on Monday night, but will have to wait a while before collecting his latest prize.

"Unfortunately they only had the one (WBA belt) there; it was Felix Sturm's belt," Geale told AAP.

"I get mine maybe in a week or two, so I'm looking forward to that.

"I did expect it. It happened last time as well. I didn't have my (IBF) belt to bring back from Germany last time; that's the way they usually do those sort of things.

"They tend not to expect the challenger to win, I guess."

Geale said he was looking at mandatory title defenses against Australian Sam Soliman for the IBF belt and Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin for the WBA - and also at fighting the winner of this month's WBC title fight between champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Argentina's Sergio Martinez.

"There's definitely options out there for us, some pretty decent name fighters out there," Geale said.

"If the Australian public want to see me and Sam fight, maybe that will happen."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 09-03-2012

One punch: Not with a Lonsdale belt ya don't mate. You have to defend it 3 times before you can own it. Which makes it so special!!.............

Comment by OnePunch on 09-03-2012

Thats how it always works. A title belt is like a trophy of sorts. You never "lose" the actual belt itself. Before the fight, the sanctioning body supervisor gets the belt from the champion. After the fight, if the challenger…

Comment by Medved on 09-03-2012

Yea, all those saying Gaele willing to fight GGG? naaaaaah, Soliman more impressive!!

Comment by Clegg on 09-03-2012

Would be disappointed if he faces Soliman.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Thomas Williams: TKO Loss To Gabriel Campillo Doesn’t Define Me Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night Adrien Broner's Request For Early Release From Jail is Denied Tyson Fury To Take On UKAD Over Drug Test Results Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Pre-Fight Report Card Lara's Manager on The Possibility of Facing Gennady Golovkin Roach: Me and Pacquiao Remain in Boxing To Get Mayweather Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15 Marquez's Coach: Estrada, Ramirez Best in Mexico - NOT Canelo Nacho Praises Marquez For Rejecting Cotto's Weight Demand Christian Hammer vs. Timur Stark Set For September 17 Wilcox dominant, Miljas impresses at Toronto boxing show Hatton: Gennady Golovkin's Size Will Be Too Much For Brook Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez on Oct. 1, Puerto Rico Jacobs vs. Mora II, Easter vs. Commey, Kauffman on Sept. 9 Robert Guerrero-Adrien Broner Will Be Targeted, Says Manager Marcos Maidana, Robert Garcia To Sit Down and Discuss Future Artie Pelullo Sees a Very Big Future For Ruben Villa Mikey Garcia Eyes Gold: I Want Terry Flanagan's WBO Title! Team Frampton Had Secret Weapon in Camp For Santa Cruz Kim Poulsen Gets Career Back on Track, Training at Wild Card Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas, Malignaggi vs. Bracero - Face Offs Photos/Weights: Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams, More Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Beast Mode For Kell Brook Clash Lee Baxter Promotions Brings Boxing Back To Toronto Flanagan vs. Verdejo Ordered By The WBO, Says Frank Warren Santa Cruz: I Won't Be Like Quigg, I'll Force Frampton To Fight! Hatton Warns Harrison That Rabchenko Will Make Statement Joseph Diaz Reflects on Velez Win, Talks Strategy Against Proa Ed Brown Returns To The Ring Against Venegas in Indiana Santa Cruz Hopes Mares Overcomes Eye Issue; Wants Rematch Josh Warrington: I Want Lee Selby More Than Anyone Else
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement