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- Pacquiao to train 7 weeks for Algieri fight
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Klitschko working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri's talent level
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- 2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
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- Joe Ward: “I’m thankful that AIBA gave me the opportunity to be involved in APB”
- Shoulder injury forces Nicola Adams out of the 2014 Women’s Boxing World Championships in South Korea
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Daniel Geale: New Unified WBA & IBF World Middleweight Champion
By Srithar Visuasam: Daniel ‘The Real Deal’ Geale (28-1, 15 KOs) has performed the unthinkable in world boxing and has won his second world title in Germany by defeating WBA middleweight super champion Felix Sturm (37-3-2, 16 KOs) via split decision in becoming the first Australian born fighter to unify world titles within a weight division.
Fighting long time reigning WBA super champion Felix Sturm in Germany, the fight was a close affair which went the full twelve rounds as expected. Sturm started the stronger fighter, with his effective jab and punch accuracy. Geale’s trademark workrate started to pay dividends throughout the middle stages and with two rounds to go the fight was still up for grabs.
Geale continued his intensity and the final round was a very exciting close to the bout which Geale clearly finished the stronger fighter. When the scorecards were read, it wasn’t clear who was to win the fight, with the first scorecard reading in Sturm’s favour 116-112, the second reading 116-112 to Geale and the final scorecard again reading 116-112 to the Australian, crowning Daniel Geale the unified WBA and IBF champion.
Sturm was gracious in defeat and suggested a rematch in his post fight interview, with Geale in his own interview humble in victory and willing to explore a rematch aswell. Both fighters performed admirably and this was a worthy unification bout.
This is a major moment for Australian boxing and if this fight was held 20 years ago, the streets would be lined giving Daniel Geale a homecoming ceremony. With boxing given less mainstream attention these days, it would be great to see the quiet achiever get the attention his deserves for this monumental achievement.
To win the IBF title last year against Sebastian Sylvester was special, but to repeat the medicine in heading to Germany to claim the WBA title against the longest reigning champion in the division is sensational. The fact he was also willing to head back to Germany just a little over a year after the Sylvester victory also highlights his willingness to seek the best challenges available.
Geale now can look forward to the Sergio Martinez – Julio Cesar Chavez Jr fight in a couple weeks time with a view to a big money fight early next year against the winner.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
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- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Goosen gives Deontay Wilder a good chance of beating Stiverne
- Mayweather hopes Khan fight will happen in 2015
- Austin Trout in a make or break fight tonight against Daniel Dawson
- Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor to be televised by ESPN2 on October 8th
- Abner Mares signs with Al Haymon
- Lucian Bute in action on 12/6 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada
- Hearn wants to schedule Brook-Khan fight for the summer in 2015