Anthony Mundine puts his USA dream on hold to fight WBA and IBF Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale!
By Brendan George: Just announced Anthony “The Man” Mundine 44-4 (26 KO’S) will take on WBA and IBF Middleweight Champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale 28-1(15 ko’s)in Australia January 2013.
This will be the second time the pair have fought after the first fight ended in a split decision win to Mundine in May 2009. While the venue and date are not confirmed the fight will take place around late January in Australia 2013.
Speaking to Anthony Mundine’s American Agent Brendan Bourke he had the following to say; “We had a great 2 fight deal on the table for Anthony to fight in Los Angeles as the main event November this year and February next year against two great opponents however we have put all that on hold to fight the WBA and IBF Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale in Australia.” Mr Bourke continued; “Anthony wants to fight the best and we agreed fighting Geale who has won the WBA and IBF titles represents the best opportunity available at the moment.”
When asked how the fight would pan out between Mundine and Geale Mr Bourke replied; “The Middleweight division is about to be rocked, I must admit I’m surprised Geale has taken this fight” stated Mr Bourke, “Anthony already has a win over Daniel an those who know Team Mundine closely know Anthony didn’t take the first Geale fight seriously, Its clear now with the big prize on the line Anthony will be up for this fight.” Mr Bourke continued; “It’s almost a shame to take the belts off Daniel, he’s such a nice and genuine guy, but this is business and make no mistake Anthony will win this fight.”
As far as this writer is concerned this will be one hell of a fight considering the first fight was one of the best we have seen in Australia for years. I would imagine boxing fans around Australia and around the World will be tuning in to watch this fight.