Originally Posted by ButtBread
I was shocked that the books gave Mundine so much of a chance. I figured it must be just because Mundine is famous in Oz, which I guess is the case.
I favor a much improved Geale to win over a diminished Mundine. I agree, Mundine still has something, but he's unarguably diminished from the first fight. Everything went his way in that one and he earned a narrow win. With everything shifting to Geale's favor, I don't see any reason to expect that again.
More importantly, all of the money is on Geale's side. There are many big money fights to be made with this guy for years to come. We know for a fact, he will be coming forward and out throwing Mundine by a wide margin. Did we learn nothing from Cunningham/Adamek? What the judges in that fight had to pretend to see, in this fight they actually will see.
Agreed, Mundine managed to edge the last win rightfully but Geale's improved workrate should outhustle him while Mundine tries to get range to land his own.