Advertisement
Advertisement

Geale Targets America, Will Attend Chavez vs. Martinez

By Adrian Warren

Dual world middleweight champion Daniel Geale's next major goal is to conquer boxing's biggest market in the United States.

To start that process, Geale plans to introduce himself to the American media by attending the September 15 WBC middleweight title bout between champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Sergio Martinez, who is widely regarded as the best fighter in the division.

Back in Australia less than 48 hours after dethroning WBA Super champion Felix Sturm in Germany to add the WBA title to the IBF one he won in the same country, Geale was adamant he was still far from his peak and was bent on tackling even harder, bigger fights.

"I think if you go over and conquer the US as well that's the next target," Geale told reporters.

"With the help of my promoter Gary Shaw, we're going to get over there and shake those guys up too.

"It's been great to do it in Germany, but I think now we've got to do it in other countries as well.

"I'd love to be able to bring some huge name fighters out to Australia as well.

"I'd love to be able to put on a massive home town fight in Sydney, it would be unbelievable.

"We've got to keep taking the next step and that is obviously going to mean more money, but it definitely means harder and bigger fights."

Geale said the winner of the Chavez Jr-Martinez fight and his own mandatory title defences against fellow Australian Sam Soliman (IBF) and Kazakhstan's KO specialist Gennady Golovkin were all options for his next bout, which he hoped to have by December.

He said he would also love to have a rematch with compatriot Anthony Mundine, the only man to beat him in 29 professional contests.

"It's always been open on our side. We've always been happy to jump in there, but it seems to not happen," Geale said.

Geale produced the best performance of his career against Sturm and said he still had a lot of room for improvement.

"I've always wanted to get better, I think that's the reason why I keep improving and I still believe that I've still got so much more to go," Geale said.

"I don't think I've reached the pinnacle at this stage yet, I've got heaps of improvement in most areas.

"I believe I could still be faster. I believe I could still be stronger."

Geale said he was under no obligation to give Sturm the rematch he wanted and revealed his opponent's pre-fight arrogance had provided him with more motivation.

Tags: Daniel Geale image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Reloaded on 09-05-2012

I thought he got robbed against Mundine , Geale should be undefeated not that that makes him better just saying .

Comment by check hook on 09-05-2012

[QUOTE=moochi;12480150]Personally I don't care who he fights next, the only one thing I DO want for his next fight, is that it be the most lucrative....this kid has fought twice away in the den in Germany and I'm sure he…

Comment by NewBreedBoxing on 09-05-2012

if geale wants 2 make a name 4 himself in america he should fight pavlik next...he aint ready 4 triple g

Comment by Mikhnienko on 09-05-2012

[QUOTE=hougigo;12478043]if he fights in the states, I hope it's Golovkin. He made a splash on HBO and I think American fans are pretty open to him right now. [B]i don't think he'll get the Chavez/Martinez winner anytime soon[/B].... I don't…

Comment by moochi on 09-05-2012

Personally I don't care who he fights next, the only one thing I DO want for his next fight, is that it be the most lucrative....this kid has fought twice away in the den in Germany and I'm sure he…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Evander Holyfield Backs Tyson Fury: He Has Helped Boxing Frampton Acknowledges It's Been Worth The Wait For Quigg Julian Williams Talks IBF Eliminator, Charlo, Canelo-Khan 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
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement