Geale in March 2013
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Reach||180 cm (71 in)|
26 February 1981 |
|Wins by KO||16|
Daniel Geale (born 26 February 1981) is an Australian professional boxer. He is a former unified middleweight champion, having won the IBF middleweight title in 2011 and the WBA (Super) title in 2012, as well as the IBO middleweight title in 2007. As an amateur, Geale won a gold medal in the welterweight division at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Amateur career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Professional boxing record
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.
- 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
- Lost to Bakhtiyar Artayev (Kazakhstan) 8-30
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
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 the 7th Of March 2012.
Title unification against Felix Sturm & 2nd Major Title
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 .
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.
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.
Title Defence Against Darren Barker
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.
Challenger Against Gennady Golovkin
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. Entering the fight as the clear underdog with Golovkin listed by most bookmakers as the 14 to 1 favourite 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.
Professional boxing record
|31 Wins (16 Knockouts), 4 Losses, 0 Draws |
|Loss||31–4||Miguel Cotto||TKO||4 (12), 1:28||2015-06-06||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York||For WBC and The Ring Middleweight titles.|
|Win||31–3||Jarrod Fletcher||UD||12||2014-12-03||Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, New South Wales||Retained IBF Pan Pacific Middleweight title.
Won interim WBO Asia Pacific Middleweight title.
|Loss||30–3||Gennady Golovkin||TKO||3 (12), 2:47||2014-07-26||Madison Square Garden Theater, New York City, New York||For WBA (Super) and IBO Middleweight titles.|
|Win||30–2||Garth Wood||RTD||6 (12), 3:00||2014-02-19||Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, New South Wales||Won WBA Pan African and vacant IBF Pan Pacific Middleweight titles.|
|Loss||29–2||Darren Barker||SD||12||2013-08-17||Revel Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Lost IBF Middleweight title.|
|Win||29–1||Anthony Mundine||UD||12||2013-01-30||Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales||Retained IBF Middleweight title.|
|Win||28–1||Felix Sturm||SD||12||2012-09-01||Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen||Retained IBF Middleweight title.
Won WBA (Super) Middleweight title.
|Win||27–1||Osumanu Adama||UD||12||2012-03-07||Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tasmania||Retained IBF Middleweight title.|
|Win||26–1||Eromosele Albert||UD||12||2011-08-31||Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tasmania||Retained IBF Middleweight title.|
|Win||25–1||Sebastian Sylvester||SD||12||2011-05-07||Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern||Won IBF Middleweight title.|
|Win||24–1||Roman Karmazin||TKO||12 (12), 2:30||2010-10-31||Olympic Park Sports Centre, Homebush, New South Wales||IBF Middleweight title eliminator.|
|Win||23–1||Kariz Kariuki||TKO||11 (12), 2:49||2010-06-02||Wollongong Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales|
|Win||22–1||Samir Dos Santos Barbosa||UD||12||2009-10-21||Silverdome, Prospect, Tasmania|
|Loss||21–1||Anthony Mundine||SD||12||2009-05-27||Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Queensland||Lost IBO Middleweight title.|
|Win||21–0||Ian MacKillop||KO||1 (10), 1:58||2009-03-11||The Cube, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Win||20–0||Daniel McKinnon||UD||10||2008-12-05||The Cube, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Win||19–0||Geard Ajetović||UD||12||2008-06-27||Catholic Club, Sydney, New South Wales||Retained IBO Middleweight title.|
|Win||18–0||Daniel Dawson||UD||12||2007-12-14||Wests Campbelltown, Leumeah, New South Wales||Won vacant IBO Middleweight title.|
|Win||17–0||Lee Oti||KO||2 (8), 2:06||2007-10-12||Panthers Rugby League Club, Penrith, New South Wales|
|Win||16–0||Parkpoom Jangphonak||UD||12||2007-05-04||The Cube, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Win||15–0||Lee Oti||UD||12||2007-02-04||State Sports Centre, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Win||14–0||Somchai Chimlum||UD||6||2006-12-15||Fraternity Bowling Club, Fairy Meadow, New South Wales|
|Win||13–0||Sonni Michael Angelo||TKO||4 (10), 2:55||2006-08-04||Catholic Club, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Win||12–0||Nonoy Gonzales||UD||8||2006-07-07||Catholic Club, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Win||11–0||Timo Masua||KO||4 (8), 0:24||2006-03-04||Panthers Rugby League Club, Penrith, New South Wales|
|Win||10–0||Garry Comer||TKO||2 (10), 1:40||2005-11-27||City Hall, Hobart, Tasmania|
|Win||9–0||Garry Comer||KO||8 (12), 1:48||2005-10-22||State Sports Centre, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Win||8–0||Steve Douet||TKO||2 (12), 1:01||2005-09-16||Blacktown RSL Club, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Win||7–0||Steve Douet||UD||6||2005-07-01||Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, New South Wales|
|Win||6–0||Domenic DeVanna||TKO||1 (8), 1:37||2005-04-01||Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, New South Wales|
|Win||5–0||Peter Rolph||KO||1 (8), 1:37||2005-03-18||Mansfield Tavern, Mansfield, Queensland|
|Win||4–0||Sean Connell||TKO||3 (6), 1:05||2005-02-06||Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, New South Wales|
|Win||3–0||Bruce Glozier||KO||1 (6), 1:12||2004-12-10||Southport Sharks AFL Club, Southport, Queensland|
|Win||2–0||Domenic DeVanna||TKO||2 (6), 2:22||2004-11-19||Blacktown RSL Club, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Win||1–0||Danny Bellert||KO||3 (6), 1:27||2004-10-01||Southport Sharks AFL Club, Southport, Queensland||Professional debut.|
- The Compendium: Official Australian Olympic Statistics 1896–2002. Australian Olympic Committee. p. 181. ISBN 0-7022-3425-7.
- AIS at the Olympics Archived 9 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
- Daniel Geale wins unification title bout with split points decision over Germany's Felix Sturm
- Geale Stripped of WBA title, Fox Sports Australia, 2 November 2012
- Geale dominates Mundine to win re-match, Ciaran Baynes, ABC News Online, 30 January 2013
- "Boxing: Darren Barker becomes IBF world middleweight champion after defeating Daniel Geale by a split decision in Atlantic City". Independent. 18 August 2013.
- "Daniel Geale crushed by Gennady Golovkin in Middleweight title". Guardian. 27 July 2014.
- "Golovkin vs Geale odds: I'm at my best when I'm the Underdog". fightsaga. 26 July 2014.
- "Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Geale: Winner, Recap and Analysis.". Bleacher Report. 26 July 2014.
- "Daniel Geale's Professional Boxing Record –". Boxrec.com. 1981-02-26. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
- Professional boxing record for Daniel Geale from BoxRec
- Official website
- Daniel Geale on Twitter
- Daniel Geale on Facebook
Title last held byRaymond Joval
|IBO Middleweight Champion
14 December 2007 – 27 May 2009
|IBF Middleweight Champion
7 May 2011 – 17 August 2013
|WBA Middleweight Super Champion
1 September 2012 – 1 November 2012
Title next held byGennady Golovkin