Shaw: Sturm Refused a Rematch Clause Against Geale

By Rick Reeno

Gary Shaw, the American promoter for IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (28-1, 15KOs), admits he was shocked when German superstar Felix Sturm (37-3-2, 16KOs) refused to have a rematch clause in their fight contract. On Saturday night at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Geale ended the long reign of Sturm with a twelve round split decision. It was the first loss for Sturm since 2006.

"We offered Sturm a rematch clause and he turned it down. That's how sure he was of beating Geale. I believe Geale is one of the most underrated fighters in boxing," Shaw told

The WBA has ordered Geale, the super champion at middleweight, to face hard-puncher Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21KOs), who holds the organization's "regular" title and also the IBO's version of the middleweight crown. According to the WBA, the fight has to take place by early December.

Shaw already advised BoxingScene that Geale is not going to avoid a fight with Golovkin.

"We are not going to run from Golovkin or anyone else. I will have no problem at all making a fight with Tom Loeffler and K2 [Promotions]," Shaw said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 09-03-2012

Hope this fight gets made. It's one I'd really like to see. Golovkin with big power, and Geale with a great jab and quickness.

Comment by B.R!ghteous on 09-02-2012

[QUOTE]I always liked sturm inside the ring. Wasn't crazy about who he fought, but I understand you've got to get paid. Too bad he went out like this. Props to the Aussie. Golovkin is going to spank him up. Hope…

Comment by sako5 on 09-02-2012

[QUOTE=okrick;12472633]Awesome, WBA. Sturm has been Super World champion two years and has not fought against Golovkin. Geale is Super World champion A DAY and he has to fight him yet.[/QUOTE] Complete garbage crooks :D

Comment by okrick on 09-02-2012

Awesome, WBA. Sturm has been Super World champion two years and has not fought against Golovkin. Geale is Super World champion A DAY and he has to fight him yet.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 09-02-2012

Geale is an underated boxer but lacks the pop to be considered among the best but there's more to the sport than powerpunching

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