Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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 Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up Photos: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Mike Alvarado Smash Opponents Lipinets Rips Indongo, Says IBF Title Was 'Stolen' From Him Crawford on Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Next: I'm All For It! Mayweather Not Focused on Surpassing Marciano's Mark of 49-0 Photos: Crawford Demolishes Indongo To Become Undisputed! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Bryant Jennings Blast Out Opponents Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates To Win Third FIght Joe Selkirk: I Came Back To Win a World Title Whyte: My Body Shots Would Make Wilder Fall in Three or Four! Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Wilder-Ortiz, Crawford, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Crawford, Kovalev, Stevenson, More Video: Teddy Atlas Talks Crawford, Lomachenko, Spence, More Golovkin's Trainer: If We Get Robbed With Canelo - It's Our Fault Cornflake Retires From Boxing After Winning WBC Latino Title Indongo: When Terence Crawford Hit Me - It Hurt So Bad! Pacquiao vs. Horn Rematch Negotiations Heat Up in Australia Maurice Hooker Continues Unbeaten Run, Defeats Jackson Clayton Laurent Wins Big in Pro Debut With a Knockout Terence Crawford Crushes Julius Indongo in Three To Unify Crawford vs. Indongo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oleksandr Gvozdyk Blasts Out Craig Baker Shakur Stevenson Drops Paz, Wins Easy Decision, Moves to 3-0 Mike Reed Dominates Rob Frankel For Decision Win Mike Alvarado With a Wicked Knockout of Sidney Siqueira Crawford-Indongo Results: Jennings, Whyte Get TKO Wins Indongo: I Studied Crawford For Years, Most Dangerous on Inside
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement