GEALE TO MOVE TO SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT
By TOM WATT on July 28 2015
Speaking with Main Event host Ben Damon at the unveiling of Dave Sands Lane in Glebe, Daniel Geale has indicated that he will finally move out of the Middleweight Division that he has campaigned in for so long and make a move 168 lbs to challenge the best in the World at Super-Middleweight. Having suffered KO losses to Gennady Golovkin and Miguel Cotto (either side of his lop-sided win over Jarrod Fletcher) in his last 3 fights, Geale is hoping that a change in weight will bring a change in fortune. His much publicised struggle to make the catch-weight for the Cotto fight certainly left a jaded fighter in with the WBC Champion and it seems that Geale and his team want to move away from the excess weight cutting.
“I’m back in the gym and feeling much better. It’s hard when you’ve got to cut that much weight. It does take it’s toll but I’m back to feeling good again.
“I had a good rest after that fight – I was thinking about my motivation after that fight – and I think I’ve got that back now. I’m hungry and ready to go again.
“I think at this stage, we’re looking at going up in weight. It’s taken it’s toll over the years and I kept telling myself that middleweight was good for me.
“I was making it fine but I was still losing up to ten kilograms every preparation,
“And I guess after losing that extra bit of weight – and probably doing a bit of damage to myself as well – we’ve decided that it’s going to be in my best interest to move up in weight.
“I know I’m going to feel much stronger fighting a weight division above and I’m sure there’s plenty of guys that want to fight me too.
“At this stage, I’ve been speaking to the guys and I think we’ll possibly fight in Australia for the next one,”
“We’re not sure of opponents or anything else at this stage – it’s just about getting back in the gym – feeling confident, feeling good and bringing it back together.”
So it seems that Geale’s next fight will be back on home soil and with a strong pool of Aussie talent at Super-Middleweight he will not b short on takers to be his next opponent. Anthony Mundine is a name that will constantly be brought up alongside Geale’s and a decider between the pair will probably happen at some point, although with Mundine chasing fights in America and Geale looking for perhaps an easier fight to get back into the swing of things, we might have to wait a little longer. Next in line may may be highly rated Jake Carr who next fights in North Sydney on August 8th where Geale will be calling the fight from ringside. At 10-0 and with wins over the likes of Joe Rea, Dane Mulivai and Renold Quinlan, Carr is quickly becoming one of the hottest prospects in Australian Boxing and the VIC-based fighter would surely jump at the chance to face a name like Daniel Geale.
Geale and his team will take their time before announcing thei next move but with the Tasmanian-born former-World Champion ready to go, we should find out soon enough when we will next see ‘The Real Deal’ back in action.
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