Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Geale Explains What Prevented Golovkin April Clash

By Adrian Warren

Daniel Geale has written to a leading television executive to explain why he has knocked back a fight with Gennady Golovkin and to stress that he definitely wants a crack at the hard-hitting boxer.

Former WBA and IBF world middleweight champion Geale fights world-ranked fellow Australian Garth Wood in Sydney on February 19 in his first bout since losing the IBF strap to Englishman Darren Barker last August.

Geale wants to prove he isn't "done and dusted" after that loss and is worthy of a shot at another world title.

Felix Sturm, who took the title off Barker last December, wants a rematch later this year with Geale, who dethroned the German in 2012.

However, another Australian, Sam Soliman, is the mandatory contender.

Geale was offered an April 26th HBO televisd fight against Kazakhstan's WBA and IBO world champion Golovkin, the man with the best KO percentage of any world champion.

However, he turned it down as the fight would not have been seen in Australia, as the main pay-TV provider is already committed to bringing in a UFC promotion on that date.

Geale has written to HBO president Ken Hershman to emphasize he wasn't running scared of unbeaten Golovkin, who has won 26 of his 29 bouts by KO.

"Because it's the truth, we weren't ducking him," Geale told AAP. "If they had given us a week later or a week before, it would have been perfect."

"But they wouldn't budge on the date and I want the people of Australia to be able to see a fight like that. Golovkin has built his name up so well, he's stopped pretty much everybody he's been in there with. I don't want to go over there and do something great and nobody see it."

Geale remains confident of beating Golovkin, who defeated him in their amateur days, after watching the champion stop Osumanu Adama, the Ghanaian who took the Australian 12 rounds in a world title bout in Hobart in 2012.

Geale is determined to make a statement and impress against Wood to disprove any sceptics who believe his career is on the slide after the Barker loss.

"I've got a point to prove now and I've got to show people I'm not done and dusted," Geale said.

"A lot of people do think that probably now I've been beaten, that's going to be it.

"But I've got to show people that I'm back and better than ever, more hungry."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Koba-Grozny on 02-06-2014

[QUOTE=thackas;14210001]hey all that posted it probably should be noted that australian networks are that retarded. we have to pay to watch rugby league players fight tomato cans. katsidas fought in tasmania and main event (our pay per view network) would…

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 02-06-2014

[QUOTE=secondsin;14209107]This "comments thread" should fight Golovkin,it's at 160,ope nevermind 161. Comments thread: "If I was 1 post back I would fight Golovkin".[/QUOTE] It'd have to be catchweight now. Hell, just call the thread Junior then it can fight at any…

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 02-06-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14208347]Well let's go this route. Since we're not confident that GGG can handle his business with Ward right now and needs yet another tune-up. This "idiot" would like to see GGG fight Sakio Bika. He has a belt. Doesn't duck…

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 02-06-2014

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;14208660]Geale probably would have done better for himself if he just kept his mouth shut lol.[/QUOTE] He probably would if he gave a damn about the grief he's getting on boxing forums. I doubt most people in the real world…

Comment by thackas on 02-06-2014

hey all that posted it probably should be noted that australian networks are that retarded. we have to pay to watch rugby league players fight tomato cans. katsidas fought in tasmania and main event (our pay per view network) would…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (166)
Top Headlines Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui in Play For May 20 Loeffler Confirms Golovkin-Jacobs Did About 170K PPV Buys Photos: Nico Hernandez vs. Patrick Gutierrez - Official Weigh-In De La Hoya: Golovkin a Big Star? Why Does He Sell 100-200K on PPV? Photos: Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Francisco Contreras - Official Weigh-In Christopher Martin Shocks Daniel Franco, TKO in Three Josh Taylor Overcomes Cut, Stops Warren Joubert In Six Photos: Jorge Paez Jr. vs. Daniel Sandoval - Official Weigh-In Mikey Garcia Will Go To 140 in 2018, Unless Lomachenko Comes Conrad Cummings Stops Gogi Knezevic, Picks Up WBO Regional Shumenov vs. Dorticos Headed To April 29 in Las Vegas Liam Williams: Liam Smith Will Be in For a Rude Awakening Nacho Admits Surprise at Chavez's Hard Work For Canelo Fight Chocolatito: To Win, I Have To Knock Sor Rungvisai Out Rematch! Ray Robinson Returns To The Fillmore in Philadelphia Barthelemy vs. Relikh WBA Eliminator is Ordered Jermell Charlo vs. Charles Hatley Added To Berto vs. Porter Card Photos: Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo - Official Weigh-In Crolla: I'm in The Best Shape of My Life For Linares Rematch Billy Joe Saunders' Trainer on Facing Gennady Golovkin Porter: McGregor Sparring Looked Bad, Mayweather Batters Him Photos: Linares, Crolla Ready For Rematch War - Official Weigh-In Helenius vs. Chisora Rematch Finalized, May 27 in Finland David Benavidez vs. Rogelio Medina in WBC Eliminator Crolla: I'll Need Career Best Performance To Beat Linares Thurman No Longer Concerned With Pursuit of Mayweather Spence's Trainer: Brook Dwells on His Loss as Career High Point! Frank Warren: Saunders Very Confident He'll Beat Golovkin David Haye: I Will Be Heavyweight Champion Again, Trust Me Callum Smith Would Love To Get His Hands on James DeGale British Boxer Moves Past Terror Attack, Wins Fight in WSOB Peter Fury Receives Visa, Will Be Present For Joseph Parker Bout Mikey Garcia Has Received Good Offers From Schaefer, De La Hoya De La Hoya Warns: Golovkin Fighting in June Derails Canelo Bout! Who Is The Number One "Pound For Pound" Boxer Now? Arum: If Mayweather-McGregor Falls Through - UFC To Blame Jason Quigley Tested, Decisions a Very Game Glen Tapia Caballero Labors to Points Win Against Late Replacement Ruiz Emmanuel Rodriguez Stunned as Narvaez Never Arrives To PR Golovkin: Canelo Says He's Ready, I've Been Waiting 2 Years
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement