Advertisement
Advertisement

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 Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford Arum: If Mayweather Wants Pacquiao, Let Him Come To Manila Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds Photos: Verdejo, Diaz Open Workouts Before HUGE Bronx Crowd
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement