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Photos: Geale Ends The Long Title Reign of Felix Sturm
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IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale of Australia defeated Felix Sturm on a split decision to take the German's WBA title in their unification bout on Saturday night in Germany. Judges Stanley Christodoulou and Dave Parris both scored the bout 116-112 in favor of Geale, while Eugene Grant gave it 116-112 to Sturm. Geale also won his IBF belt on a split decision in Germany, and he was making his third defense of the title he won by beating Sebastian Sylvester in Neubrandenburg last May. Geale improves his record to 28-1 with 15 KOs. Sturm, a German of Bosnian descent, drops to 37-3-2 with 16 KOs after the 33-year-old's first defeat since 2006.

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comment by macman, on 09-03-2012
No-one going to mention that this was genuinely excellent boxing match? Top-class stuff from beginning to end, fought at a very fast pace while maintaining a very high quality - good stuff from both guys! Personally had Geale by a point, but wouldn't of argued with a draw, & wouldn't of been sur...

comment by Johnny Dough, on 09-02-2012
I won $1,500.00 on Geale yestaday, I should take dat man out for a drink. Sturm been done for a while, some of da decisions he got, I mean really? Forget about it, he toast.

comment by ADozenArrows, on 09-02-2012
[QUOTE=Tobi.G]The future is not bright for Sturm. It will be verry difficult for him to win another title. The best thing he could do now is fight Abraham for a last payday and get knocked out.Martinez and Golovkin would knock him out 100%, propably even Chavez jr.[/QUOTE] If Golovkin gets pus...

comment by Tobi.G, on 09-02-2012
The future is not bright for Sturm. It will be verry difficult for him to win another title. The best thing he could do now is fight Abraham for a last payday and get knocked out.Martinez and Golovkin would knock him out 100%, propably even Chavez jr.

comment by raskat, on 09-02-2012
[QUOTE=prinzemanspopa]I'm still surprised they actually gave the decision to Geale.I didn't think this was as close as the Murray and Macklin fights,but Geale didn't exactly dominate him and Sturm has always been given the benefit of reasonably close fights in his own backyard.[/QUOTE] the Stu...

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