Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Geale Receives Boost of Support From Aussie Fans

By Peter Mitchell

Australia's Daniel Geale has been given little chance by bookmakers and the US media in capturing the International Boxing Organizations and World Boxing Association belts from champion Gennady Golovkin at New York's Madison Square Garden.

But, with a tsunami of support from his Australian fans via social media, the Launceston-born middleweight is quietly confident of pulling off what could be the upset of the year on Saturday (Sunday AEST).

"It has been pretty awesome how people have responded," Geale told AAP on the eve of the bout.

"Australians see that I'm fighting in such a huge place, Madison Square Garden, against a good opponent as well.

"Everyone is getting behind me and wants me to bring the titles home."

Geale was controversially stripped by the WBA of the belt he earned in his heroic 2012 upset of champion Felix Sturm in Germany when he opted to fight old foe Anthony Mundine instead of face then-challenger Golovkin.

Golovkin snapped up the belt and defended it with a succession of brutal knockout victories.

Golovkin, who has knocked out almost 90 per cent of his opponents, will also be defending his International Boxing Organisation belt against Geale.

Las Vegas and British bookmakers have the Tasmanian at blown out odds and have him as high as $9.00 to upset the undefeated Golovkin, with most expecting Geale won't survive the 12 rounds.

Gamblers betting on Golovkin will get little in return with the Kazakh's price at a meagre $1.06 for the win.

Australian oddsmakers have seen a flood of money for Geale, although Golovkin is still the short-priced favourite.

Centrebet has Golovkin at $1.16, while Geale's price has come down to a more respectable $5.20.

US boxing media members almost unanimously select Golovkin as the winner.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Beercules on 07-26-2014

Just got to the city about an hour ago. Already drunk, walking to MSG. My friend has a Nikon dx10192781727281 or something. Will post pics

Comment by yoshik on 07-26-2014

... but unless they can tag team GGG the support only goes so far. It would be wicked to come some 30 plus hours and find yourself in a pair of boxers, wrapped hands and no friends. While Geale is…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin, He's Not The Truth! Photos: Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman - Official Weigh-in Leo Santa Cruz: I’ll Fight Different Than in First Frampton Bout Froch: I'm Very Confident Callum Smith Beats Anthony Dirrell Juan Jose Velasco Faces Fernando Marin in WBA Regional Clash Oscar Valdez Yearns For Gary Russell Unification Bout Dejan Zlaticanin: I Will Catch Mikey Garcia and Knock Him Out Brooklyn Boxing With a Big 2016, Bigger 2017 is Expected Garcia Feels His Resume Stronger Than Thurman's, Has Proven More Kid Galahad vs. Joseph Agbeko on Eubank-Quinlan PPV Card Dodson Offered Buglioni Title Shot; Would Land On Haye-Bellew Golden Boy Promotions, ESPN Announce Multi-Year TV Deal Callum Smith: If Dirrell is Next in Line For WBC Belt - Let's Do It! Richard Commey, Fredrick Lawson Back in Action on March 11 Michael Conlan on His Relationship With Conor McGregor Trainer: Charlo Should Fight Top 15 Middleweight, Become a Contender Hearn on Brook-Spence: Khan Worth 3 Times More, 3 Times Easier Thurman: Angel Garcia Wants the Limelight; Should Let Son Speak DeGale: Groves Should Drop WBA Shot, Fight Me For The IBF! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Showdown in Play For April 8 Callum Smith's Trainer is Not Buying Badou Jack's Weight Issues Haye, Bellew Could Lose Licenses if Further Violence, Says Hearn Dina Thorslund Wants Mikkel Kessler as a Number Boy Lara's Trainer: Canelo is Facing Chavez Jr. at 165, No GGG at 160? Manny Pacquiao is Stumped: I Don't Know Who Jeff Horn is? Gervonta Davis Vows: I Will Be That Next Pay-Per-View Star! Michael Conlan Puts Olympics Behind Him, Has Big Career Goals Marquez Gives Canelo The Clear Edge Over Much Bigger Chavez Jr. Thurman: My Power, Speed Will Rise Above Garcia's 'Swiftness' DeGale-Jack Drew an Average of 454,000 Viewers on Showtime Thurman Hopes He and Garcia Can Draw 8 Million Viewers on CBS Cuadras Warns: Chocolatito Was Afraid, Rungvisai Might KO Him! Rob Brant's Ring Return Moves on With Late Replacement Keith Thurman to Danny Garcia: You’re Getting Knocked Out Badou Jack Vacates WBC Title, Officially Moves Up To 175-Pounds Video: Angel Garcia Talks Keith Thurman Unification Video: Keith Thurman Breaks Down Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Photos: Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman - Tense Face To Face in NY Video: Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Sound Off on Keith Thurman Video: SHO's Espinoza Discusses Future Fights on Network, More
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement