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Geale Considering All Options, Even Dropping One Belt

By Adrian Warren

Contrary to several reports, no decision has been made for Daniel Geale's next fight. He wants to defend both of his middleweight belts - but won't rule out sacrificing one of those titles if another big bout offer comes along. Geale arrived back in Sydney on Monday night, around 38 hours after taking the WBA Super title off Felix Sturm in Germany.

He also holds the IBF belt, which he has defended successfully on three occasions.

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

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

While an IBF title defence against Victorian Soliman has been touted as his next fight, Geale and his management have not ruled out fighting someone else or travelling overseas again.

Geale sacrificed bigger paydays by having his first two defences in his birth state of Tasmania and his management are keen to make sure their charge capitalises fully on his new status.

The fighter himself is keeping an open mind about juggling the demands of defending his belts and the possibility of accepting other fights.

"I'd love to keep both belts but if there is an opportunity where I can fight another huge name fighter, that's something we'll definitely consider as well. Nothing is ruled out," Geale said.

"We've just got to work out what's in my best interests."

Geale said he entered every fight expecting to win, but didn't mind going into the bout with Sturm as the underdog.

"I like people underrating me and that's exactly what Sturm did," Geale said.

"He thought he chose an easier fight fighting me, especially for another world title, and he made a bad decision."

Geale returned home without the WBA belt but said he would probably receive it in the next one to two weeks.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 09-04-2012

It'll be Martinez-Geale, because Geale-Golovkin makes the most sense. Martinez vs Geale wouldn't be a bad fight, it'd be a great fight, but I want to see Geale-Golovkin.

Comment by ddangerous on 09-04-2012

Geale can consider whatever options he wants; he still is losing one of those belts. It's unfortunate, but these damn sanctioning organizations always screw guys that don't have huge names and followings.

Comment by Hougigo on 09-03-2012

[QUOTE=B.R!ghteous;12476549]Geale's going to cash in on this lotto ticket before risking his status. It's all part of the business of boxing. I don't see him fighting any of the other strap holders immediately. I do foresee a unified middleweight division…

Comment by daggum on 09-03-2012

[QUOTE=B.R!ghteous;12476549]Geale's going to cash in on this lotto ticket before risking his status. It's all part of the business of boxing. I don't see him fighting any of the other strap holders immediately. I do foresee a unified middleweight division…

Comment by B.R!ghteous on 09-03-2012

Geale's going to cash in on this lotto ticket before risking his status. It's all part of the business of boxing. I don't see him fighting any of the other strap holders immediately. I do foresee a unified middleweight division…

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