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Old 11-06-2012, 01:22 AM   #102
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Default Re: The rise and rise of Australia's own Daniel Geale

Daniel Geale vs Felix Sturm - Prefight from The Bleacher Report >>>


Here is a bold statement, but one I firmly believe in:

Felix Sturm is one of the most underrated fighters of the last 10 years.

One of boxing's most overlooked fighters will battle another lesser-known, but formidable, combatant in Daniel "Real Deal" Geale on Saturday in Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Despite Sturm's lack of notoriety, he is a champion. He currently holds the WBA Super World Middleweight title, and Gaele is the current IBF champion.

This is just another confirmation that titles mean little in the sport today. This is a fight between two world champions, who collectively have three losses, yet it isn't even on television in the United States.

Sturm is 33 years old, and he's been fighting professionally since he was 22. Geale is 31, but he began his professional career a little later, at the age of 24.

Throughout both fighter's careers, they have been ignored, and other fighters in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions have received more attention. This has been the case despite the fact that the men collectively hold a record of 24-1-2 over the past five years.

Perhaps battling each other will give the victor some of the spoils he's been missing from the sport.
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