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Mundine: If It's Fair - I Beat Geale All Day, Every Day

By Russell Jackson

Anthony Mundine claims Daniel Geale was a "young kid" who caught him off guard the first time they fought but says there's too much at stake in their rematch in a fortnight for him to take the Tasmanian lightly again.

The pair clash for the IBF middleweight title in Sydney on January 30 with Geale looking to avenge his controversial split-points defeat to Mundine in 2009.

Mundine took Geale's IBO middleweight title that night - the first loss of his professional career.

Since then, the 31-year-old Geale has gone on to win IBF and WBA Super titles but was stripped of the latter for choosing to fight Mundine on the first occasion.

Mundine, 37, said this is a bigger fight than his first bout with Geale and the biggest of his career.

"To date ... it is (the biggest)," Mundine said.

"I've had some big fights before. I've beaten him once before in a big fight ... this is probably bigger ... he's really looked at around the world as the unified champion.

"I said it before but I'm the only man that can beat him.

"... First fight he caught me off guard. He was a young kid ... had a dream and one of those dreams was to be champion and the other dream was to beat me.

"He become champion. He faced a guy that at some point he had to look at and aspire to be and, at that stage, I was pretty carefree about it but this time I know what's at stake."

Mundine has won 19 of his past 20 fights and is hopeful a victory in Sydney will rejuvenate his push into America.

His last defeat was to unheralded reality tv show competition winner and fellow former rugby league player Garth Wood in 2010.

"...I know he's the champion (Geale) and he's got a lot of influence with the judges and stuff with the IBF. I just want it to be a fair fight. If it's a fair fight, I'll beat him all day and every day," he said.

"If they give him the decision, I know they're going to rob me. That's the only way he's going to win. I'm better in every facet of the fight game."

Mundine insists he's improved since he first battled Geale.

"Look at me now - I'm fresh. I look 10 years younger. I'm fast as ever. I'm confident as ever and I believe I'm the best kept secret in boxing," he said.

"I rise to the occasion every time I'm put on the big stage and I'm going to do it again."

Mundine, who is the outsider with bookmakers for the fight, hopes to meet Geale at his best.

"I want him at his 100 percent. I don't want any excuses," he said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by G22 on 01-22-2013

Wonder if Geale does a number on him or retires because if its a points win I can see Mudine pushing for a decider.

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-22-2013

I guess Mundine's win over McKart earlier this year was the "eliminator"that got him the shot...

Comment by Impartial fan on 01-22-2013

Mundine always seems to forget that he hasn't always risen to the occassion. Twice he was out worked and twice he saw the fight out on his back and was completely incapable of rising at all, let alone rising to…

Comment by MrClutch85 on 01-21-2013

Mundine winning 19 out of 20 is impressive if Geale has the goods he should dominate Mundine or stop him

Comment by ddangerous on 01-21-2013

Mundine solidifying his heavily anticipated Floyd Mayweather clash.

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