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Photos: Geale Ends The Long Title Reign of Felix Sturm

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

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;12472474]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…

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…

Comment by raskat on 09-02-2012

[QUOTE=TheGreatA;12470901]Sturm was due for a loss. He has never gone out to try and dominate his opponents, only this time he didn't get the benefit of a close decision. [COLOR="Red"]If I was Sturm, I would look towards an opportunity to…

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