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Getty ImagesIBF Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale of Australia added the WBA Super World belt to his waist on Saturday when he unified the titles by beating Felix Sturm of Germany right in his backyard in Oberhausen, Germany.Geale upset the hometown favorite by a close split decision by scores of 116-112, 116-112, and 112-116. Geale raised his record to 28-1 with 15 KOs with the win while Sturm dropped to 37-3-2 with 16 KOs.The 33-year-old Sturm got off to a good start in the bout as he kept the 31-year-old Geale at bay with his stiff and accurate left jab. He was dictating the pace while Geale tried to get into range to launch an attack.Sturm was then aggressor in the early rounds and he was proving to be a hard target for Geale to hit. The German was right on the money with several sharp shots and Geale ended the second round with a small cut on his face.Geale was the aggressor at the start of the third round, but he was still having trouble landing solid blows. Sturm kept pumpin...
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IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale of Australia defeated Felix Sturm on a split decision to take the German's WBA title in their unification bout on Saturday night.
Judges Stanley Christodoulou and Dave Parris both scored the bout 116-112 in favor of Geale, while Eugene Grant gave it 116-112 to Sturm.
''The judges scored it that way, you have to accept it. That...
IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale of Australia outpointed Felix Sturm in a split decision to take the German's WBA title in their unification bout Saturday night.
Judges Stanley Christodoulou and Dave Parris scored the bout 116-112 in favor of Geale, and Eugene Grant had it 116-112 to Sturm.
The 31-year-old Geale appeared more active throughout, though Sturm managed to...
Today Australia's WBA Super Middleweight titlist, Daniel "Real Deal" Geale (28-1, 15 KOs), became the first Australian born prize fighter to win a unification world championship when he defeated former IBF champ, Felix Sturm (37-3-2, 16 KOs) by split decision on his home turf at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Judges Stanley Christodoulou...
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