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Old 07-05-2012, 12:49 AM   #16
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Hello Daniel, welcome to Maxboxing.com
Thanks Anson, great to be here.



You’ll be fighting Felix Sturm in a title unification on 1 September in Germany, could you share your thoughts on that fight?


I'm really looking forward to the bout, I only ever take a week or so off after a fight and this preparation is coming along well.



What do you see as Sturm's strengths and what areas of his game do you believe you can exploit? What was your thinking in taking on Sturm?


Felix has been on the radar since I won the I.B.F. strap, one of his greatest assets will be his mental strength as he has defended his title 12 times on home soil against good opponents, although he has not fought anyone like me and lets face it 13 is not a good number.


As for his weaknesses and our strategy you will have to wait until the bell rings.



Originally you were due to face Dmitry Pirog, what happened to that fight?


You would have to ask my management, all I know is that it fell over.



Your most recent fight was a decision win over your mandatory challenger Osumanu Adama, it was relatively wide on the scorecards. Can you talk us through the fight?


I thought we put on a bout worthy of a mandatory challenge, Osumanu didn't bring his usual come forward style in to the ring, so I adapted and did what was necessary to win the fight.



That was your second title defence since you beat Sebastian Sylvester just over a year ago, could you tell us about going into the lions den and what that was like?


It was a little surreal to be surrounded by thousands of disappointed German fans after the announcement, however we were treated exceptionally well before, during and after the bout by everyone involved, including Sebastian who raised my hand in defeat.

I'm really looking forward to returning.



Germany is known to be a tough place to go with Matthew Macklin & Martin Murray coming up short in title challenges when many believed they had won. Can you tell us about your mindset when it had gone the distance? How did it fell when they announced you had won?


I thought I had been busy and effective enough to take the fight, but still they were very long minutes waiting for the decision, stories about how hard it is getting a result in Germany were in the back of my mind but I leave all that to people around me.

I am surrounded by an A class team and with Gary Shaw on board to ensure the playing field was level in Germany, all that was left to do was perform as best I could.

When the decision came in, outside of meeting my wife and seeing my kids born it was the greatest moment of my life.



Who are the key members of your team, your manager, trainer & promoter? If you could also talk about how long you have been with them.


I have been with the team at Grange Old School Boxing for 8 years. It is owned by Bill Treacy, managed by Garrie Francisco and the head trainer is Graham Shaw, and we have an amateur team of around 80 which I am lucky enough to coach.

We sort of have a "No Superstars" policy where everyone who comes through the door is an equal.

They have been Australia's best promoters for years and since teaming up with Gary Shaw it has given local fighters fresh inspiration to be the best they can be.



Have you ever travelled away from Australia to train? If so can you tell us about that?


I was lucky enough to travel a fair bit representing my country as an amateur and have had a fair bit experience in different countries and I don't mind fighting in opponents backyards as being the crowds underdog spurs me on.



The lone loss of your career is to Anthony Mundine 3 years ago, is a rematch with him something you would like?


I was keen to fight him again but Anthony vacated when the rematch was ordered. I think that say's it all.



What are your thoughts on the Middleweight division at the moment? What do you think of the other champions like WBC Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr. WBA Super Felix Sturm, WBA regular Gennady Golovkin? What do you consider the top 5 at 160?


Potentially I think we have the most dynamic division in the sport at the moment when you add Sergio Martinez, Dimitry Pirog and myself to the list above.

Then fighting each other to determine exactly who is the boss is what boxing is all about for me, and a dream come true,



What did you think of the Chavez-Lee, Sturm-Zbik & Martinez-Macklin fights? How do you see a possible Chavez-Martinez fight going? And Golovkin-Pirog?


Chavez v Lee was pretty much as expected.... Sturm v Zbik showed that you never underestimate a champion...Chavez v Martinez and Golovkin v Pirog are fights that have to happen and should be great fights with no clear winners in either bout.



In closing do you have anything you’d like to say to Dmitry Pirog?


No, not really. I do all my talking with my fists in the ring.



Thanks for your time Daniel.


No problems...Thanks Anson
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:49 AM   #17
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I can feel proud for a change to have a legitimate champion to barrack for !!!!
Go Geale !!!!!!

Much Better than cumdine vs bronco mc old fart
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:49 AM   #18
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Wouldn't it be great if he beat Sturm,beat the Pirog-Golovkin winner and fought Sergio for the Ring belt.
C'mon Stiffy, that's too much excitement for me to think about in one day.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:29 AM   #19
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Still can't find any odds on this fight and it's less than a month away.
Anyway its going to be a perla and if Geale can get a fair go i think he could take a decision over there.
Hopefully when the odds come out he'll be about $3.50-$4 to win by decision and i'll have something on him.

try 2 months
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:40 AM   #20
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C'mon Geale you can pull this one off...........fight a fast pace fight & Sturm will be blowing in the later rounds.......a very winnable fight for out boy Geale.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:19 AM   #21
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try 2 months
**** i forgot about August
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #22
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Pirog v golovkin is off. Pirog out injured.

Bug bummer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #23
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Pirog v golovkin is off. Pirog out injured.

Bug bummer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #24
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Pirog v golovkin is off. Pirog out injured.

Bug bummer.
****. Still Geale will still be a unified champion in September.
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HBO scrambling looking for an opponent for Golovkin as we speak....
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Geale can win this. I can't wait!
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #28
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:28 PM   #29
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Abit sad when a Aussie world champ is in probli one of the biggest fights in Aussie boxing history....and the public have no idea..Geale needs to have a look at his p.r,his missing millions of $.He should go down as a boxing great (in Oz) but will probli go down as the great unknown.
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Abit sad when a Aussie world champ is in probli one of the biggest fights in Aussie boxing history....and the public have no idea..Geale needs to have a look at his p.r,his missing millions of $.He should go down as a boxing great (in Oz) but will probli go down as the great unknown.
Be good if he answered his phone also for the Boxing Lab.
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