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Lewis Wants Daniel Geale-Danny Green Showdown

By Adrian Warren

DANIEL GEALE has set himself the target of becoming the world’s No.1 ranked middleweight while legendary trainer Johnny Lewis has suggested the IBF champion tackles three-division champion Danny Green.

Geale is  the second-best ranked middleweight in the prestigious Ring ratings, behind Argentina’s WBC champion Sergio Martinez.

The Sydney-based Tasmanian, who completed a fourth title defence by outpointing Anthony Mundine, could possibly fight Martinez later this year.

WBA champion Gennady Golovkin is also on the radar, while Geale has a looming IBF mandatory fight against the winner of this weekend’s bout between Australian Sam Soliman and German Felix Sturm.
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Geale said on Thursday that being second-best ‘‘was not good enough for me’’.
‘‘We’ve got massive fights to come. If we can bring them to Australia, great ... if we’re going to travel, I’m happy to travel. I’ve proven that already,’’ Geale said.

Lewis would like to see Geale face Green, who has not  indicated he will definitely fight on following his last bout against Shane Cameron last November.

‘‘I reckon you could just see most probably the biggest money-earning fight in Australia. I think a lot of people would like to see that,’’ Lewis said.

‘‘I do think that if he  was to come out and say ‘we’re thinking seriously of fighting Green just under the light heavyweight limit’, I reckon we might get a good crowd.’’

Meanwhile, Green, who turns 40 next month, has slammed the door on a rematch with Mundine.

‘‘I’ve moved on, well and truly,’’ he told Fairfax Media.

‘‘I’ve moved up two divisions, won a world title [as a light-heavyweight] and two [as a cruiserweight], knocked out Roy Jones jnr – a future Hall of Famer – and with Mundine watching at ringside, took on Antonio Tarver, [the WBC cruiserweight champion], Krzysztof Wlodarczyk and Shane Cameron. I took on the biggest and baddest, and I won some and lost some.

‘‘I’m happy I have won the respect of the people and the boxing public. My legacy far surpasses what he [Mundine] has achieved.’’

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rzagza on 02-01-2013

Danny Green needs to go away.

Comment by MJ223 on 02-01-2013

[B]No just no[/B]

Comment by Furn on 02-01-2013

Green will fight Mundine at 175-180 in Australia's version of Jones v Hopkins 2.

Comment by Khmelnytsky on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=BennyST;12980408]Middleweight vs Cruiserweight? Yeah, sure Lewis. Makes a lot of sense. Geale has plenty of fish to try and fry right where he is. Martinez, Golovkin, Pirog, Sturm II, Macklin, etc etc.[/QUOTE] Mundine rated #7 Soliman #1 Aussies are desperate…

Comment by BennyST on 02-01-2013

Middleweight vs Cruiserweight? Yeah, sure Lewis. Makes a lot of sense. Geale has plenty of fish to try and fry right where he is. Martinez, Golovkin, Pirog, Sturm II, Macklin, etc etc.

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