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Geale: There Was Basically No Money in Golovkin Bout

Australia's Daniel Geale (28-1, 15KOs) has been stripped of his WBA world title because he has opted to fight Anthony Mundine in a rematch in January, and not the mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin. Geale said questionable rules had made it almost impossible for him to hold two world titles at the same time.

The World Boxing Association has ruled Geale forfeited his super middleweight belt by not taking on the mandatory challenger Golvokin instead of Mundine. Geale still remains the IBF world champion.

He said despite the WBA loss, he did not regret his choice to put his other title on the line by taking on Mundine. He said the offer to fight Golovkin was peanuts and the event was small, at least when compared to a high-profile event against Mundine in Australia.

"There was the option of travelling to the US on a really small show and fighting Golvokin for basically no money at all or fighting with Mundine and keeping the IBF so I think we've made the right decision," Geale said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hillbilly on 11-03-2012

[QUOTE=Jr John;12662214]Whoop mundine and avenge that loss that should"t be on your record Then martinez well let's hope anyway.Best of luck danny[/QUOTE] Martinez won't fight him for the same reason geale won't fight golovkin: zero money in it. Martinez would…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 11-03-2012

[QUOTE=B.R!ghteous;12663265]But the US is where the money is at. Our champs with national exposure make 7 - 9 digits. Sorry, there's no comparison anywhere unless a US promoter takes the fight internationally.[/QUOTE] The money is only there for foreign fighters…

Comment by HeroBando on 11-03-2012

[QUOTE=B.R!ghteous;12663265]But the US is where the money is at. Our champs with national exposure make 7 - 9 digits. Sorry, there's no comparison anywhere unless a US promoter takes the fight internationally.[/QUOTE] Yes, but very few and even then it's…

Comment by Light_Speed on 11-03-2012

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;12663225]1) Guarenteed the undercard for HBO would be better and have more name fighters than whatever will be on in Aussie. Dzinziruk/Gonzalez was on the Golovkin/Proksa undercard and with HBO trying to promoted the MW's and the Golovkin/Geale winner you…

Comment by B.R!ghteous on 11-03-2012

[QUOTE=damuttz112;12662248]^^^^^^ Piss off mate There's a six figure purse to be made from this bout. Golovkin only just got exposed in the US, Mundine is a big draw back in Aus. Boxing just doesn't revolve around the US. Lol[/QUOTE] But…

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