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Nathan

As an Aussie I like Geal, skilled, tough, quick. But I have a problem with picking and choosing.
There should be 8 divisions ( get rid of junior and super ) and only 1 title / champ per division, every one else in those divisions are just ranked contenders for the title. After winning the title the champ should be allowed an voluntary defense to allow fan friendly fights but then the next one should be a mandatory defense against the No 1 contender.

Posted September 5, 2012 12:12 am 


Dan

I think you mean Geale would be a make or break fight for Golovkin mate……… Geale has proven himself, Golovkin on the other hand…………….

Posted September 4, 2012 8:54 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Geale is looking to take on Soliman instead because Geale can win that fight, but he can’t beat Golovkin.” – Not surprising by still disappointing. This is what’s wrong with boxing. Ducking tough opponents and cherrypicking easy wins.

Posted September 4, 2012 1:58 pm 


mitch

it’s a freakin mandatory defense aswell as giving a fellow countryman one last payday. either way he gets stripped of one belt (i wonder if this happens to one of the big name fighters). don’t get me wrong, i’m really excited about ggg and he is prob my favourite new fighter but he still has no names on his resume (less than geale anyway), i mean who the hell was proska gonna be a real threat too. all this hype talk is a bit much right now, lets see a real test

Posted September 4, 2012 6:23 am 


gb

Geale and his team have NOT made a decision who,s next.

Posted September 4, 2012 3:14 am 


Reg

Seriously, who has Golovkin fought? He has taken the bum route to a title and fought no one of significance since taking it. No doubt he is a strong puncher and a good fighter, but he has a slow plodding 1 dimensional style. Martinez and Geale are quick guys who can move, have real good defense (Ala Proksa no defense) and can punch and counter. IMO Martinez and Geale would simply be too tough and technical for Golovkin. Its easy to beat up a guy who comes at you holding his defense around his knees (Proksa), But Golovkin has never fought a fighter of Martinez and Geale’s caliber, and after Geale has won two belts away from home in Germany and Martinez is the clear number 1 in the middleweight division, i think it is Golovkin who will countinue to duck these champions and take on fringe contenders with significant style deficiencies and lack of ability.

Posted September 4, 2012 1:41 am 


Victor

I think hes a punk, what else could explain his constant ggg obssesion.

Posted September 4, 2012 12:10 am 


Victor

its a real low when a writer that has a personnel vendetta againts a fighter who has proved him wrong in more then one occassion sinks to b/s to paint geale in a bad light, he just won another world tittle and has hardly had time to think of another fight let alone commit to fight soliman. Be a man and stop acting like a punk, you aint fooling us.

Posted September 4, 2012 12:05 am 


WHAT!!

This is BS and lies from the writer. No decision has been made for Geales next fight. The IBF will strip him if he doesn’t fight Soliman. The WBA will strip him if he doesn’t fight Golovkin. He is caught in between a rock and a hard place. Soliman won an IBF eliminator 2 weeks ago. This writer continues to disrespect Geale and his acheivements, yet won’t admit he was wrong on every geale predicition he has made. Hopefully Geale will be able to put off one of these contests through the belt organisations common sense and defend both titles in the next 4-6months.

Posted September 3, 2012 9:52 pm 


Dr Gonzo

why the hell would he give Soliman a shot? talk about a slap in the face for all his fans… the undisputed 160 lb champ is going to fight an old bum that has done nothing to warrant the pay day. Mundine would have been a better choice but too big a risk low reward probably

Posted September 3, 2012 8:22 pm 


one eye

William Gare ko”d Soliman,remember??????

Posted September 3, 2012 7:36 pm 


Shane

He will go the Sturm route now ….just watch. One ducker swapped for another. Noone wants to fight that animal GGG at middlewieght. :neutral:

Posted September 3, 2012 7:10 pm 


Shane

Froch…..Pavlik. Froch called him out and won’t fight him. :cry:

Posted September 3, 2012 7:07 pm 


adrian

the fight i want too see is froch vs golovkin that would be increadble fight to watch and i think it will surly happen in the future because golovkin will get even more popular and froch never dodges anyone!
bring it on froch vs golovkin 2013

Posted September 3, 2012 6:41 pm 


Patrick2

No question Geale is good. And he did very well against an always tough Strum. But now Sam Soliman? Lots of credible opponents out there at 160; Soliman is hardly at the top of the list… that’s what we’re saying. Oh, and why not Golovkin…?

Posted September 3, 2012 6:31 pm 


Peej

Actually Martinez is the World Champion at Middleweight, anybody else with a belt is just a titlest

Posted September 3, 2012 6:30 pm 


Mikey

Geale is the Undisputed worlkd champion….Please take note this is when you beat two world champions belts , it doesnt happen in boxing often…..Geale is improving every fight he is getting faster and stronger…..He rocked Sturm a couple of times in that bout He hospitalised Karmazan , He hits hard enought to make anybody honest…..Golovokin has knocked out a European champion mpressively……..hardly Unifying a weight division….a bit of credit is due to Geale…………..
Geale has ducked nobody fools fighting in a country where known biased results are common place and winning two world titles in the process……………
I find it a sad part of modern life that orts journalists suffer from suck biased writings……..with clear agenda…very unprofessional……..
Mikey

Posted September 3, 2012 6:13 pm 


Puglife

Honestly, I don’t have a problem with this fight. Geale just unified belts by beating Sturm and I think he’s allowed a fight at home against a fellow Aussie. Soliman is a solid contender that has been around for years and always brings a game effort. Let’s hope that Geale does fight Golovkin or the winner of Martinez-Chavez Jr. after that, though. As for Golovkin, throw him in there with Martin Murray or Pirog (hopefully on HBO again!) and he’ll have his hands full in December.

Posted September 3, 2012 6:07 pm 


Redwood

I don’t blame Geale for wanting the Soliman fight, as that all-Aussie battle would likely do very big business in Australia, and I don’t think Golovkin will bring many fans, even after Saturday’s win.

Posted September 3, 2012 6:07 pm 


Koolz

Damn I should have known he would do that!
So it begins how many fighters are going to turn down GGG!

Posted September 3, 2012 6:05 pm 


Alonzo

Hee Hee–I don’t blame him–I’d go the povetkin route to title defenses with Gennedy lurking out that like some kind of middleweight tyson/foreman/Sonny friggin Liston.

Posted September 3, 2012 5:22 pm 


Victor

The writer is Golovkin’s towel boy still bathing in his sweat ridden jockstrap.

Posted September 3, 2012 4:56 pm 


Dave

Aww come on, why go through the ordeal of going to Germany TWICE to win belts, probably for 30 or 40% of the purse only to throw them away fighting nobodies? Geale is 31, he should take the big, albeit risky fights and attempt to make a name for himself. Win or lose he won’t be around in 3 years and as an Aussie he has little chance of getting title shots again as he won’t generate revenue in Europe or the US and few champions would be willing to defend down under. Why not offer Golovkin a good deal to come to Australia, work to get the fight on US TV and then if he wins call out the winner of Chavez-Martinez? If you’ve only got 3 or 4 fights left then why not Golovkin in Aus, Chavez/Martinez in the US and then Abraham/Froch/Kessler in Europe? It’s surely better than the Mundine/Green route of staying at home and fighting for IBO belts until you’re pushing 40.

Posted September 3, 2012 4:53 pm 


Anonymous

surprise, surprise. is it me or does geale in that photo looks similar to ottke!

Posted September 3, 2012 4:48 pm 


Patrick2

I don’t blame Geale, and I’m not surprised — expect to see other/more big names find alternatives to Golovkin.

Posted September 3, 2012 4:44 pm 



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