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Daniel Geale
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Geale in 2013
Nickname(s) Real Deal
Rated at
Height 1.78 m
Reach 180 cm
Nationality Australian
Born (1981-02-26) 26 February 1981 (age 43)
Launceston, Tasmania,
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 31
Wins by KO 16
Losses 5
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2002 Manchester Welterweight
East Asian Games
Silver 2001 Osaka Welterweight

Daniel Geale (born 26 February 1981) is an Australian former professional boxer who competed from 2004 to 2016. He held the unified WBA (Super) and IBF middleweight titles between 2011 and 2013, and the IBO middleweight title from 2007 to 2009. As an amateur boxer, Geale won a welterweight gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Early life

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

Amateur career

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.

Amateur highlights

  • 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 Boxing 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

Professional career

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 Middleweight 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.

IBF middleweight champion

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.

Unified middleweight champion

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 .

Geale's reign as unified champion was short-lived, as two months after winning the WBA title, he 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.

Geale vs. Mundine II

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.

Geale vs. 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.

Geale vs. 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

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 Renold Quinlan KO 2 (12), 1:14 14 Oct 2016 Silverdome, Launceston, Australia For vacant IBO super-middleweight title
35 Loss 31–4 Miguel Cotto TKO 4 (12), 1:28 6 Jun 2015 Barclays Center, New York City, New York, US For WBC and The Ring middleweight titles
34 Win 31–3 Jarrod Fletcher UD 12 3 Dec 2014 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific interim and PABA middleweight titles
33 Loss 30–3 Gennady Golovkin TKO 3 (12), 2:47 26 Jul 2014 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US For WBA (Super) and IBO middleweight titles
32 Win 30–2 Garth Wood RTD 6 (12), 3:00 19 Feb 2014 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia Won WBA Pan African and vacant IBF Pan Pacific middleweight titles
31 Loss 29–2 Darren Barker SD 12 17 Aug 2013 Revel Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US Lost IBF middleweight title
30 Win 29–1 Anthony Mundine UD 12 30 Jan 2013 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained IBF middleweight title
29 Win 28–1 Felix Sturm SD 12 1 Sep 2012 König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany Retained IBF middleweight title;
Won WBA (Super) middleweight title
28 Win 27–1 Osumanu Adama UD 12 7 Mar 2012 Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Australia Retained IBF middleweight title
27 Win 26–1 Eromosele Albert UD 12 31 Aug 2011 Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Australia Retained IBF middleweight title
26 Win 25–1 Sebastian Sylvester SD 12 7 May 2011 Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany Won IBF middleweight title
25 Win 24–1 Roman Karmazin TKO 12 (12), 2:30 31 Oct 2010 State Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia
24 Win 23–1 Kariz Kariuki TKO 11 (12), 2:49 2 Jun 2010 Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight title
23 Win 22–1 Samir Santos Barbosa UD 12 21 Oct 2009 Silverdome, Launceston, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific middleweight title
22 Loss 21–1 Anthony Mundine SD 12 27 May 2009 Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia Lost IBO middleweight title
21 Win 21–0 Ian MacKillop KO 1 (10), 1:58 11 Mar 2009 The Cube, Sydney, Australia
20 Win 20–0 Daniel McKinnon UD 10 5 Dec 2008 The Cube, Sydney, Australia
19 Win 19–0 Geard Ajetović UD 12 27 Jun 2008 Campbelltown Catholic Club, Sydney, Australia Retained IBO middleweight title
18 Win 18–0 Daniel Dawson UD 12 14 Dec 2007 Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, Australia Won vacant IBO middleweight title
17 Win 17–0 Lee Oti KO 2 (8), 2:06 12 Oct 2007 Penrith Stadium, Sydney, Australia
16 Win 16–0 Parkpoom Jangphonak UD 12 4 May 2007 Endeavour Field, Sydney, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific and IBO Inter-Continental middleweight titles
15 Win 15–0 Lee Oti UD 12 4 Feb 2007 State Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained IBF Pan Pacific and OPBF interim light-middleweight titles
14 Win 14–0 Somchai Chimlum UD 6 15 Dec 2006 Fairy Meadow Fraternity Bowling Club, Wollongong, Australia
13 Win 13–0 Sonni Michael Angelo TKO 4 (10), 2:55 4 Aug 2006 Campbelltown Catholic Club, Sydney, Australia
12 Win 12–0 Nonoy Gonzales UD 8 7 Jul 2006 Campbelltown Catholic Club, Sydney, Australia
11 Win 11–0 Timo Masua KO 4 (8), 0:24 4 Mar 2006 City Hall, Hobart, Australia
10 Win 10–0 Garry Comer TKO 2 (10), 1:40 27 Nov 2005 Vodafone Arena, Melbourne, Australia
9 Win 9–0 Garry Comer KO 8 (12), 1:48 22 Oct 2005 Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia Won vacant OPBF interim light-middleweight title
8 Win 8–0 Steve Douet TKO 2 (12), 1:01 16 Sep 2005 Blacktown RSL Club, Sydney, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific light-middleweight title
7 Win 7–0 Steve Douet UD 6 1 Jul 2005 Panthers World of Entertainment, Sydney, Australia
6 Win 6–0 Domenic DeVanna TKO 1 (8), 2:08 1 Apr 2005 Panthers World of Entertainment, Sydney, Australia
5 Win 5–0 Peter Rolph KO 1 (8), 1:37 18 Mar 2005 Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Australia
4 Win 4–0 Sean Connell TKO 3 (6), 1:05 6 Feb 2005 Panthers World of Entertainment, Sydney, Australia
3 Win 3–0 Bruce Glozier KO 1 (6), 1:12 10 Dec 2004 Fankhauser Reserve, Gold Coast, Australia
2 Win 2–0 Domenic DeVanna TKO 2 (6), 2:22 19 Nov 2004 Blacktown RSL Club, Sydney, Australia
1 Win 1–0 Danny Bellert KO 3 (6), 1:27 1 Oct 2004 Fankhauser Reserve, Gold Coast, Australia

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