Daniel Geale

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Daniel Geale
Daniel Geale (8518610888).jpg
Geale in 2013
Statistics
Nickname(s) Real Deal
Weight(s)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Reach 180 cm (71 in)
Nationality Australian
Born (1981-02-26) 26 February 1981 (age 36)
Launceston, Tasmania,
Australia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 31
Wins by KO 16
Losses 5

Daniel Geale (born 26 February 1981) is an Australian professional boxer. He is a former unified middleweight champion, having held the IBF middleweight title from 2011 to 2013, and the WBA (Super) title in 2012. Additionally he held the IBO middleweight title from 2007 to 2009. As an amateur, Geale won a gold medal in the welterweight division at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Early life[edit]

Born in Launceston, Tasmania, Geale is of mixed British and Aboriginal ancestry.

Amateur career[edit]

Other than winning the 2002 Commonwealth Games at welterweight, Geale also represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He lost in the first round to Italy's Leonard Bundu.[1] He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2]

Amateur Highlights[edit]

  • 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia as a welterweight:
    • Lost to Leonard Bundu (Italy) 2:4
  • 2001 East Asian Games in Osaka, Japan:
    • Defeated Naoki Hirata (Japan) +12-12
    • Lost to Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan) 3-15
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, won Gold Medal:
    • Defeated Tsetsi Davis (Jamaica) rsf
    • Defeated Tony Cesay (Sle) 25-13
    • Defeated Daniel Codling (New Zealand) 27-13
    • Defeated Kwanele Zulu (South Africa)
  • 2002 World Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan:
    • Lost to Mustafa Karagollu (Turkey)
    • Lost to Yudel Jhonson (Cuba) RSC 2
  • 2003 World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand

Professional career[edit]

Geale turned pro in 2004, knocking out Danny Bellert in the third round. He then went on to build a record of 17 bouts for 17 wins with 12 KO's. On 14 December 2007, Geale fought for the IBO Middleweight Championship of the world against another undefeated Australian, Daniel Dawson, who was 29-0-0 with 20 KO's coming into the fight. Geale outclassed Dawson over 12 rounds to win the IBO Middlewight title with the judges scoring the bout 120-110, 120-110 and 119-109.

In June 2008, Geale defended his IBO Middleweight Championship with another 12 round unanimous decision over Geard Ajetovic. In December 2008, Geale faced Daniel MacKinnon in a non-title bout. Geale was down in the 8th, McKinnon was down in the 4th, 6th & twice in the 8th, Geale won a unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 100-87, 100-87, 100-88. In March 2009 Geale defeated Ian MacKillop with a first-round knockout but in May of that year he lost his next fight in a controversial split decision to former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine to lose his IBO middleweight title. Mundine later stated that he hardly studied Geale during his training camp for the fight. Geale however, would rebound from the controversial defeat with 3 wins including an IBF Eliminator setting himself up for a world title shot.

1st Middleweight Major Title[edit]

In May 2011, Geale defeated Sebastian Sylvester in Germany by split decision (scores of 118-110, 118-112, 110-118) to become the new IBF middleweight world champion. In August 2011, he made his first successful title defense against contender Eromosele Albert, winning by unanimous decision. Geale made his second successful IBF title defense by defeating Ghana's Osumanu Adama via unanimous decision (scores of 118-110, 117-111, 115-113) on 7 March 2012.

Title unification against Felix Sturm & 2nd Major Title[edit]

On 1 September 2012 Geale defeated long time WBA champion Felix Sturm in Oberhausen, Germany via split decision (scores of 116-112, 116-112, 112-116), thus unifying the WBA title with his already held IBF title .[3]

Being unified champion was short-lived however as two months after winning the WBA title, Geale was stripped of it for choosing to fight Anthony Mundine in a rematch over mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin. Geale was punished for Sturm's refusal to fight mandatory challengers when he was champion. When Geale won the title, the WBA gave him four-and-a-half months instead of the regular nine to defend against the mandatory - in this case Golovkin. Their reasoning was that their mandatory challengers had been ignored for too long.[4]

Mundine Rematch[edit]

On 30 January 2013 Geale beat Anthony Mundine in a unanimous points decision (scores of 116-112, 117-111, 117-111) at the Sydney Entertainment Centre to retain his IBF middleweight world title. Immediately after ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. read out the result, Mundine and his entourage stormed out of the ring and left the arena.[5]

Title Defence Against Darren Barker[edit]

On 17 August 2013, Geale fought British fighter Darren Barker for Geale's IBF Middleweight world title in Atlantic City. Despite knocking down Barker in the sixth round, Geale lost in a split-decision.[6]

Challenger Against Gennady Golovkin[edit]

In what was billed as the biggest night of his career and taking place in the legendary Madison Square Garden, Geale lost by TKO in the third round to the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin.[7] Entering the fight as the clear underdog with Golovkin listed by most bookmakers as the 14 to 1 favourite[8] and despite having fought, according to Golovkin "like a champion", Geale was clearly outclassed by Golovkin when during the final exchange Golovkin counterpunched Geale after Geale had connected with a right to the Kazakh's head.[9]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
36 fights 31 wins 5 losses
By knockout 16 3
By decision 15 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
36 Loss 31–5 Australia Renold Quinlan KO 2 (12), 1:14 14 Oct 2016 Australia Silverdome, Launceston, Australia For vacant IBO super-middleweight title
35 Loss 31–4 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto TKO 4 (12), 1:28 6 Jun 2015 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, US For WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
34 Win 31–3 Australia Jarrod Fletcher UD 12 3 Dec 2014 Australia Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific interim and PABA middleweight titles
33 Loss 30–3 Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin TKO 3 (12), 2:47 26 Jul 2014 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US For WBA (Super) and IBO middleweight titles
32 Win 30–2 Australia Garth Wood RTD 6 (12), 3:00 19 Feb 2014 Australia Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia Won WBA Pan African and vacant IBF Pan Pacific middleweight titles
31 Loss 29–2 United Kingdom Darren Barker SD 12 17 Aug 2013 United States Revel Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US Lost IBF middleweight title
30 Win 29–1 Australia Anthony Mundine UD 12 30 Jan 2013 Australia Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained IBF middleweight title
29 Win 28–1 Germany Felix Sturm SD 12 1 Sep 2012 Germany König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany Retained IBF middleweight title;
Won WBA (Super) middleweight title
28 Win 27–1 Ghana Osumanu Adama UD 12 7 Mar 2012 Australia Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Australia Retained IBF middleweight title
27 Win 26–1 Nigeria Eromosele Albert UD 12 31 Aug 2011 Australia Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Australia Retained IBF middleweight title
26 Win 25–1 Germany Sebastian Sylvester SD 12 7 May 2011 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany Won IBF middleweight title
25 Win 24–1 Russia Roman Karmazin TKO 12 (12), 2:30 31 Oct 2010 Australia State Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia
24 Win 23–1 Australia Kariz Kariuki TKO 11 (12), 2:49 2 Jun 2010 Australia Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight title
23 Win 22–1 Brazil Samir Santos Barbosa UD 12 21 Oct 2009 Australia Silverdome, Launceston, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific middleweight title
22 Loss 21–1 Australia Anthony Mundine SD 12 27 May 2009 Australia Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia Lost IBO middleweight title
21 Win 21–0 Canada Ian MacKillop KO 1 (10), 1:58 11 Mar 2009 Australia The Cube, Sydney, Australia
20 Win 20–0 New Zealand Daniel McKinnon UD 10 5 Dec 2008 Australia The Cube, Sydney, Australia
19 Win 19–0 Serbia Geard Ajetović UD 12 27 Jun 2008 Australia Campbelltown Catholic Club, Sydney, Australia Retained IBO middleweight title
18 Win 18–0 Australia Daniel Dawson UD 12 14 Dec 2007 Australia Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, Australia Won vacant IBO middleweight title
17 Win 17–0 New Zealand Lee Oti KO 2 (8), 2:06 12 Oct 2007 Australia Penrith Stadium, Sydney, Australia
16 Win 16–0 Thailand Parkpoom Jangphonak UD 12 4 May 2007 Australia Endeavour Field, Sydney, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific and IBO Inter-Continental middleweight titles
15 Win 15–0 New Zealand Lee Oti UD 12 4 Feb 2007 Australia State Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained IBF Pan Pacific and OPBF interim light-middleweight titles
14 Win 14–0 Thailand Somchai Chimlum UD 6 15 Dec 2006 Australia Fairy Meadow Fraternity Bowling Club, Wollongong, Australia
13 Win 13–0 Australia Sonni Michael Angelo TKO 4 (10), 2:55 4 Aug 2006 Australia Campbelltown Catholic Club, Sydney, Australia
12 Win 12–0 Philippines Nonoy Gonzales UD 8 7 Jul 2006 Australia Campbelltown Catholic Club, Sydney, Australia
11 Win 11–0 New Zealand Timo Masua KO 4 (8), 0:24 4 Mar 2006 Australia City Hall, Hobart, Australia
10 Win 10–0 Australia Garry Comer TKO 2 (10), 1:40 27 Nov 2005 Australia Vodafone Arena, Melbourne, Australia
9 Win 9–0 Australia Garry Comer KO 8 (12), 1:48 22 Oct 2005 Australia Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia Won vacant OPBF interim light-middleweight title
8 Win 8–0 Australia Steve Douet TKO 2 (12), 1:01 16 Sep 2005 Australia Blacktown RSL Club, Sydney, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific light-middleweight title
7 Win 7–0 Australia Steve Douet UD 6 1 Jul 2005 Australia Panthers World of Entertainment, Sydney, Australia
6 Win 6–0 Australia Domenic DeVanna TKO 1 (8), 2:08 1 Apr 2005 Australia Panthers World of Entertainment, Sydney, Australia
5 Win 5–0 Australia Peter Rolph KO 1 (8), 1:37 18 Mar 2005 Australia Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Australia
4 Win 4–0 Republic of Ireland Sean Connell TKO 3 (6), 1:05 6 Feb 2005 Australia Panthers World of Entertainment, Sydney, Australia
3 Win 3–0 New Zealand Bruce Glozier KO 1 (6), 1:12 10 Dec 2004 Australia Fankhauser Reserve, Gold Coast, Australia
2 Win 2–0 Australia Domenic DeVanna TKO 2 (6), 2:22 19 Nov 2004 Australia Blacktown RSL Club, Sydney, Australia
1 Win 1–0 Australia Danny Bellert KO 3 (6), 1:27 1 Oct 2004 Australia Fankhauser Reserve, Gold Coast, Australia Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Shannan Taylor
IBF Pan Pacific light-middleweight champion
16 September 2005 – May 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Ryan Waters
Vacant
Title last held by
Seiji Takechi
OPBF light-middleweight champion
Interim title

22 October 2005 – May 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Vacant
Title last held by
Peter Mitrevski Jr.
IBF Pan Pacific middleweight champion
4 May 2007 – December 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Himself
Vacant
Title last held by
Aaron Mitchell
IBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion
4 May 2007 – 14 December 2007
Won world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Osumanu Adama
Vacant
Title last held by
Himself
IBF Pan Pacific middleweight champion
21 October 2009 – June 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Sam Soliman
Vacant
Title last held by
Peter Mitrevski Jr.
IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight champion
2 June 2010 – October 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Shannan Taylor
Preceded by
Garth Wood
WBA Pan African middleweight champion
19 February 2014 – 26 July 2014
Lost bid for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Dowayne Combrink
Vacant
Title last held by
Les Sherrington
IBF Pan Pacific middleweight champion
19 February 2014 – July 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Michael Zerafa
New title WBO Asia Pacific middleweight champion
Interim title

3 December 2014 – June 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Vacant
Title last held by
Jarrod Fletcher
PABA middleweight champion
3 December 2014 – June 2015
Vacated
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Raymond Joval
IBO middleweight champion
14 December 2007 – 27 May 2009
Succeeded by
Anthony Mundine
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by
Sebastian Sylvester
IBF middleweight champion
7 May 2011 – 17 August 2013
Succeeded by
Darren Barker
Preceded by
Felix Sturm
WBA middleweight champion
Super title

1 September 2012 – 2 November 2012
Stripped
Succeeded by
Gennady Golovkin
awarded title