Advertisement
Advertisement

Geale: I’ll Prove Doubters Wrong Against Golovkin

by David P. Greisman

Daniel Geale is a former middleweight titleholder whose only losses have come via split decisions. Yet he knows that people don’t believe he’ll beat titleholder Gennady Golovkin when they fight July 26 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

He doesn’t mind.

“I like being in the underdog position. I believe I’ve been in the underdog position many times in my career. I thrive on that,” Geale told BoxingScene.com last month. “I like people telling me that I’m not going to win. I like people saying, ‘You haven’t got a chance.’ That’s when I go out there and prove them wrong.”

Geale is 30-2 with 16 KOs. He dropped a split decision to Anthony Mundine in 2009,, won a world title in 2011 with a split decision over Sebastian Sylvester, and unified it in 2012 with a split decision over Felix Sturm. Geale beat Mundine in their 2013 rematch before dropping a very competitive split decision to Darren Barker last August.

Geale has been asked in several interviews whether anyone he’s fought before compares to “GGG.”

“Golovkin is different from a lot of fighters that I’ve fought in certain ways,” he said, before picking Felix Sturm “to a certain extent,” though he noted that it was the situation that compared, rather than the style matchup.

“He was always a dangerous fighter, plus he had a few close decisions… we knew that he was hard to beat in Germany, almost impossible to beat in Germany,” Geale said. “I guess when the odds are stacked against you in that way, nobody believes that you can win. I guess this is probably a little bit similar in ways, as well. I think I’m going in as a big underdog. Although I’ve been world champion before, I think people don’t see me as being able to beat Golovkin. They don’t think I have the power, but I’m ready to prove them wrong.”

Pick up a copy of David’s book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide . Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gauze on 07-06-2014

geale has certainly tasted that LEGIT middleweight power. he's been dropped by heavy-hitters like gary comer (KO% 22.58), nonoy gonzales (KO% 25), lee oti (KO% 25), and daniel mackinnon (KO% 30), but got up to win.

Comment by AKAcronym on 07-06-2014

[QUOTE=ricodonjefe;14731802]This fight will prove is golovkin a hyped job fighting bums or is he elite...Daniel Geale is a former unified champion that fought mandatories defended his titles,who's been in some battles and took some heavy shots in the past..I believe…

Comment by MDPopescu on 07-06-2014

Beware! Geale is monster.

Comment by US Dirk Killer on 07-06-2014

So Macklin is a scared lamb huh? I guess Geale will too after the fight

Comment by ricodonjefe on 07-06-2014

This fight will prove is golovkin a hyped job fighting bums or is he elite...Daniel Geale is a former unified champion that fought mandatories defended his titles,who's been in some battles and took some heavy shots in the past..I believe…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (24)
Top Headlines Broner-Theophane Tops Season Two Premiere of PBC on Spike TV Frank Warren: Rigondeaux, Tete Bring Class To Liverpool Card David Haye Says He Is Not Encouraging Bruno To Make Return Derry Mathews Motivated To Blast Terry Flanagan Out Cold Mayweather Confident Theophane Will Beat Adrien Broner Roach: I Think Kovalev Will Be Too Big, Strong For Andre Ward Deontay Wilder: I Want Alexander Povetkin as Soon as Possible Juergen Braehmer-Eduard Gutknecht Rematch on March 12th Video: Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Retirement, Not Being Tempted Randy Caballero, Frankie Gomez, Mosley Jr. Get Wins in Indio WBC To Name New Mandatory For Danny Garcia, With Khan Out Tomasz Adamek-Eric Molina on April 2nd in Krakow Dmitry Mikhaylenko Return Eyed For 4/29 in Sochi Canelo's Manager Rejects Talk of Khan Being 'Easy Fight' Top Rank Motivated To Continue Staging Events in China Daud Yordan Gets Technical Nod Over Yoshitaka Kato Amir Khan: When I Beat Canelo, Everyone is Going To Say 'Wow!' Thompson: They Can't Find a Bum For Luis Ortiz, I'd Expose Him! Julian Williams-Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator For Charlo Shot Boxeo Telemundo Season Premiere to Honor Decorated War Veteran Photos/Weights: Machado vs. Araiza, Cotto vs. Lopez, More Francisco Santana Inks Managerial With Frank Espinoza Luis Ortiz's Opponent Hunt Continues For 3/5 HBO Date Amir Khan Hit By Social Media Hack Attack Frampton: I Feel Sorry For Rigo; Quigg Should Be Embarrassed Dublin Weigh-In Turns Deadly; Saturday Show Canceled Sammy Vasquez Jr. Welcomes Billel Dib To PROBox Stable Inoue, Carmona Agree To Terms For Mandatory Title Fight Lundy Warns Terence Crawford: Nobody Has 'Clearly' Beat Me Sanchez: Canelo Can Be 155, But Golovkin Will Weigh 160! Frank Warren Gives His Take on Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan Joseph Parker Nears Title Shot, Lands Top WBO Ranking George Groves Very Interested in Martin Murray Showdown Lolenga Mock Faces Jorge Silva on February 26 in Aarhus Fazeldin-Mboyane Rescheduled For April 2 In Rotherham Fury: If I Can Beat Klitschko, Khan Capable of Stunning Canelo Chavez Jr. Rips Canelo For Facing Khan: Embarrassment To 160 Seanie Monaghan Hungers For Title Shot, Says Time is Now Deontay Wilder: If Fury Wins, I'll Go To The UK To Take His Titles! Video: Ashley Theophane Discusses Adrien Broner Clash
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement