Geale drops Wood, sets sights on Golovkin

Daniel Geale is now looking to reclaim a world middleweight title after his victory over Garth Wood.

Photo by: Louie Abigail

Photo by: Louie Abigail

Fight Week: 17 – 24 Feburary

 

Daniel Geale, former IBF/WBA middleweight champion, stopped fellow Aussie Garth Wood last Wednesday, in the Hordern Pavilion NSW.

 

 

Geale showed his power dropping Wood in the first, fifth and sixth round before Wood’s corner threw in the towel.

 

 

Geale controlled the fight from the beginning with good combinations, the referee deducted a point from him for a low blow in the second round.

 

 

Geale, who took home the IBF and WBA regional titles, is now setting his sights on reclaiming a middleweight title by taking on WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

 

Photo By: Matt King/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt King/Getty Images

 

“My ambition is to recapture a world title and bring it back to Australia. I will do whatever it takes to regain my status as the middleweight champion of the world. With Wood out of the way, the doors have opened for other big fights. I believe Gennady Golovkin and I would make for a great fight. If HBO can bring that fight to fruition then I’m all for it. Golovkin needs to fight someone of my caliber to be considered elite. The fans deserve a great competitive fight and that’s what Golovkin and I bring to the table,” said Geale.

 

 

The unbeaten Gennady Golovkin has successfully defended his title ten times and won his last fight against Osumanu Adama with his 16th straight KO.

 

Photo by: Louie Abigail

Photo by: Louie Abigail

On the under cards, heavyweight and former rugby player Paul Gallen stopped New Zealander Herman Purcell in the second round.

 

 

Purcell dropped Gallen in the first but Gallen came back intensely chasing Purcell until the referee gave him the fight in the second.

 

 

Robert Berridge retained his PABA title, stopping Kerry Foley in a light heavyweight bout when the referee called the fight ten rounds in.

 

 

Former Australian cruiserweight champion Brad Pitt smashed New Zealander Emosii Solitua in the first round, getting the win wen Solitua did not make the ten count.

 

 

Shari Ranger won in a unanimous decision over former Miss Universe contestant Lauryn Eagle.

 

 

Elsewhere, former WBO heavyweight world champion Siarhei Liakhovich won a unanimous decision over Chad Davis on Saturday in Arizona, ending a three fight losing streak.

 

Vazquez/ Shafikov Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Vazquez/ Shafikov Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

 

IBF lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Russian Denis Shafikov on Saturday night in China.

 

 

Vazquez used his height advantage to keep Shafikov at bay in a slow paced fight, grappling Shafikov when he got to close.

 

 

Written By Daniel Whyntie

 

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