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 Ryan Burnett Defeats Zhanat Zhakiyanov - Unifies WBA, IBF Titles Azinga Fuzile Stuns Munyai, Simpiwe Vetyeka Suffers Upset Loss Lyon Woodstock Captures WBO Euro, Tommy Langford Wins Pedro Guevara Aims For a KO Against Shiro To Regain WBC Title Acelino Freitas Set To Return, Faces Martinez in November Josh Warrington vs. Dennis Ceylan - LIVE Results From Leeds Photos: Hassan N'Dam, Ryota Murata Ready For Rematch Battle Demetrius Andrade's Promoter Details Many Options at 160 Ryan Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov: Pre-Unification Report Card Arum: Murata Will Be On Pound-For-Pound Lists By End of 2018 Schaefer Says Ringstar is Ahead of The Golden Boy Curve in Year 1 Anthony Joshua: 'Desperate' Wilder Needs Our Fight More Than Me Photos: Heather Hardy Stopped in a Bloodbath on Bellator Card Photos: Joe Joyce, Michael Page Debut - Stop Opponents To Win Ricky Hatton Believes Burnett vs. Zhakiyanov is 50-50 Fight James Metcalf: After Damon Jones, I'm Ready For Anyone Coldwell Explains: Amir Khan's Career is Going Down The Toilet! Hatton Says Claims of Wild Lifestyle During Career Were Overblown Jermell Charlo: I Want Any Champion Next - Canelo, Golovkin Too Isaac Zarate, Christian Esquivel Ends in Technical Draw Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pumped For Their Bouts in Sydney Miguel Montano Gets Revenge, Decisions Carlos Ruiz Over Ten Is Thurman The Forgotten Man On The Pound For Pound List? Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Next Year, But Might Not Happen Next Heather Hardy a Bloody Mess, Gets Stopped in MMA Bout Photo: Karim Mayfield vs. Miguel Dumas - Official Weights David Haye Wants Joe Joyce vs. Sam Sexton For British Title Next Kautondokwa Headlines Card in Windhoek, Namibia Jaron Ennis, Adam Daranyi Pick Up Knockout Wins in Virginia Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali Lands on BoxNation Joshua: Wilder Needs to Stop Crying, Feeling Sorry for Himself Toka Kahn-Clary Stops David Berna in Two Rounds Photos: Gassiev, Wlodarczyk - On Weight, Ready For WBSS Battle Joe Joyce Makes Pro Debut, Stops Ian Lewison in Eight Round Luis Ortiz Suspended By WBA, No Longer Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Corrales Very Overweight: Machado, Andrade, Fox Ready Photos: Pedro Campa vs. Carlos Jimenez - Official Weights Golovkin's Coach To Charlo: You KO'd a Cripple, Wait Your Turn! Photos: Braekhus Prepared For Lauren Kiss Attempt at Weigh-In Isaac Zarate Will Aim To Impress Against Christian Esquivel
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement