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Daniel Geale Vows To Punish Adama For Pre-Fight Insults

World middleweight champion Daniel Geale insists he will make opponent Osumanu Adama pay for his insults in the ring during tomorrow night's world title fight in Hobart.

In the preliminary weigh-in, Geale weighed 73kg, just over 400 grams above the limit he must make later on Tuesday and declared himself perfectly happy with his preparation. Adama is already under the limit at 72.45kg.

The Ghanaian challenger has insisted that the IBF champion is more of a ballerina than a boxer and insisted he would bet his own wages on him beating Geale.

Then, before proceedings on Tuesday, Adama's trainer Joseph Awionga and promoter Gary Francisco held up proceedings at the weigh-in with an animated verbal stoush.

Typically, Geale has refused to get drawn into a war of words, but insisted he will have too much for his opponent in the ring.

"It it disrespectful but you know we've got my time to show that, the time to show that is in the ring and I'll get it back when it counts," Geale said.

"It's been a long training camp, I've been working really hard and I can't wait to get in there.

"I'm feeling a hundred per cent, the body's great and I've done everything perfectly this time.

"Mentally, I'm exactly where I need to be."

There is little in Adama's record to suggest he will be able to back up his claims. His best performance is a ninth-round stoppage win last October over Roman Karmazin, who Geale dominated before stopping in the 12th to win the title a year earlier.

Although his 15 stoppages in 20 wins suggests he possesses power, especially in his left hook, he has also been knocked down in both his losses.

Geale should be too clever to be caught and it is most likely he will catch up with Adama to stop him late in the contest or win a wide points decision.

The other world title fight between IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib and Mexican Eduardo Escobedo should be a closer contest.

Dib weighed 58.4kg at the first weigh in, with Mexican challenger Escobedo scaling in at 58.75kg - both within comfortable distance of the 57.27kg limit.

Escobedo has also talked up his chances outside the ring and should prove the hardest fight for Dib since his solitary loss to former WBO world champion Steve Luevano in 2008.

The Mexican insists the Australian crowd will prefer his style of fighting but Dib will be mistaken if he expects a come-forward fighter he can pick off easily with his flashy combinations.

Eduardo has just one loss in seven years against the highly-rated compatriot Daniel Ponce de Leon in a WBO super bantamweight title fight.

So long as he is not carried away with his own hubris, following his first-round stoppage over poor Italian opponent Alberto Servidei in the first defence of his title, Dib may eke out a points decision.

But the well-schooled Mexican certainly poses a very real threat.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by warp1432 on 03-06-2012

Adama has had some hilarious quotes on Geale. I have a story coming out on Maxboxing tomorrow, but here's a sneak peak on something he said: [QUOTE]“Daniel Geale has no style. All this guy has is to jab, come forward,…

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