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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 deliver some of his powerful left jabs.
Sensing a close decision, both fighters stepped up the pressure in the final round, which ended in a flurry of punches.
Geale improved to 28-1. The 33-year-old Sturm dropped to 37-3-2 with his first defeat since 2006, when he lost to Javier Castillejo of Spain.
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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...
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