Gale takes commanding UD over Mundine
It was a one-sided affair between Australia's two top boxers as
the reigning IBF Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale gained revenge
over the man who inflicted upon him his only career defeat, Anthony
Geale controlled the pace throughout the fight, and managed to
steer clear of the majority of Mundine's spoiling tactics. The
challenger frequently led with his head, launched at Geale with
elbows and generally tried to make the fight as gritty as
The champion, however, was rarely outside his comfort zone, but
for fleeting moments in the third when he was backed against the
ropes and the eighth when Mundine rallied to possibly draw the
Despite Mundine's apparent insistence that he'd won the contest,
Geale's arm was raised, and the scorecards a picture of domination
at 116 - 112, 117 - 111, 117 - 111 all in favour of Geale.
BoxNation heads down under for Geale v Mundine II
It's an all-Australian clash as we head to Sydney for IBF
Middleweight Champion Daniel
Geale's fourth world title defence against the 37-year-old 44 -
4 Anthony Mundine.
Mundine shocked Geale when he inflicted his only career defeat
upon him in 2009 with a split decision to win the IBO Middleweight
crown, and Geale is now eyeing revenge.
The Tasmanian fighter defended his title for a third time in his
last outing, a gritty split decision win over Felix Sturm in the
Koenig Pilsner Arena, Germany. BoxNation brought you the action
live as the Australian unified the middleweight division and upset
the odds by winning Sturm's WBA Super World title.
Geale (R) managed to avoid a hometown decision and
take an SD over Sturm
Mundine, himself, is a former three-time, two-weight World
Champion. He first won the WBA World Super-Middleweight title in
2003 against Antwun Echols, before winning it for a second time
with a 9th round KO of Sam Soliman. The hattrick was complete with
his surprise 2009 win over Geale, taking the IBO Middleweight title
in the process.
Now 37, Mundine, a New South Wales native, will look to secure a
fourth career World title against the 31-year-old Tasmanian
Mundine en route to a KO against Sam Soliman to
regain the WBA World Super-Middleweight title