Daniel Geale vs. Renold Quinlan, Vacant IBO 168 Belt on 10/14

by Edward Chaykovsky

Former middleweight world champion Daniel Geale has returned to his hometown of Launceston to promote his ring return.

The boxer will enter the square circle for the first time since getting knocked out by then WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto in June of last year. That fight took place at a catch-weight of 157-pounds and he really struggled to make the weight.

Geale (31-4, 16KOs) is moving up to the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds and he takes on Sydney's Renold Quinlan (10-1, 6KOs) on October 14th for the vacant IBO championship.

cotto-geale-weigh (6)

Geale, at 35-years-old, feels confident that he still has a lot to offer. - although he's lost three of his last five fights.

He believes the drop in weight will help him a lot in the coming fights and hopes to start a new chapter with the upcoming fight.

"I wanted to come back to Launceston for a long time and fight here," Geale told ABC Online. "I love fighting in front of a home crowd and having that support. It has been a pretty tough 12 months but I'm ready — I've still got that burning desire deep down and I want more now, I want to win more titles."

"He's an explosive-type fighter. He's been at super middleweight for a long time, he's a big, strong guy and I'm stepping up so I've got a little bit to prove there. I'm not going to be taking him easy at all, he can take a good shot and he lands a good shot too, so I need to be on my game. Moving up in weight bringing out my best."

"Now having that comfort in not having to kill myself to make weight I'm enjoying what I do, and when I enjoy what I do, hopefully, that's what's going to bring the best out of me, he said. I love the sport of boxing, I still believe I've got something left to offer as well. When that desire stops I'll obviously step away."

Tags: Daniel Geale image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 08-24-2016

Yes The Real Deal has so much to offer at 168 where he isn't weight drained! The IBO world championship is the best place to atart!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Looking Back a Decade at a Hall of Fame Finale Tyson Fury Tears Apart Deontay Wilder's "Biggest Career Wins" AIBA Submits Reports TO IOC With Olympic Future at Stake Manu Vatuvei vs. Brown Buttabean Set For Parker-Flores Card Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Warns 168: You Are All on Notice - I'm Back! Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Open Workouts News: David Papot, Eric Walker, Ievgen Khytrov, More De La Hoya: Mayweather Was Looking For Attention With Rizin Jaron Ennis Motivated By Goal of Unifying Welterweight Division Emmanuel Tagoe Inks Promotional With Lou DiBella Donaire: If I Land My Best Shots, I Believe I Can Stop Zolani Tete Bellew: I Want Reality Back, I Want a Normal Life and I Will Find It Shohjahon Ergashev Secures a Rapid Knockout Win in Chicago Agit Kabayel vs. Otto Wallin on February 3rd or 23rd in Germany Bivol: Pascal's Style Will Make Better Fight Than Chilemba Bout Manager: Usyk Will Need a Fight or Two Before Joshua Title Fight Conlan Eyes Warrington: Win or Lose, I'd Love To Fight Him Jarrell Miller: Dillian Whyte is a Clown, Nobody is Afraid of Him Sullivan Barrera: I'm a Free Agent - I Want Alvarez, Beterbiev, Jack Tomoki Kameda Eyes Rey Vargas After Capturing WBC Interim-Belt Linares: Canelo is Best Pound-For-Pound Fighter in The World Malignaggi: Bellew Was Clever & Good; Usyk Was Very Frustrated Froch: Fighting Joshua May Be Too Ambitious For 'Special' Usyk Hearn Expects Purse Bid Battle For Lomachenko-Crolla Rights Eddie Hearn: Tony Bellew One Of Best Men You'll Ever Meet Jazza Dickens on Life in Miami, Training in The United States Malignaggi: Usyk Should Fight Whyte, Chisora or Oquendo First Luis Ortiz: Wilder Will Put Fury To Sleep - Then I Want Rematch! Brian Phillips Discusses Life Inside Tyson Fury's Training Camp Tony Bellew - Just a World-Class Fighter Rizin Aims To Get Mayweather vs. Nasukawa Back on Track Usyk Will Take His Time, Will Not Rush To a Joshua Fight Tony Bellew: I Had To Retire, My Body Can't Take it No More Tevin Farmer To Face Francisco Fonseca on Canelo-Fielding Card Marine Sergeant Morante Campaigns For Boxing in Paralympics Commey: Mikey Garcia Knew it Was a Massive Risk To Fight Me Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew - CompuBox Punch Stats Haye: I Had Bellew Ahead Of Usyk By One, But He Unraveled Whyte: I Would Maul Usyk All Night, He'll Struggle at Heavyweight! Photos: Gamboa, Juanma Win Bouts To Set Up 2019 Showdown

Latest Active Forum Threads