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 and Dave Parris scored the bout 116-112 for Geale, while Judge Eugene Grant scored it 112-116 for Sturm.
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"When my hand was raised in victory, there were a few emotions going through my mind at that stage; elation and relief," said Geale. "We put in a lot of hard work for this fight and we were very confident traveling over to Germany. We knew we had to put in a massive fight. We are extremely excited how it turned out."
This marks the second time that Daniel Geale has traveled to Germany to win a world title. The first cam...