Fiji Time: 2:04 PM on Tuesday 1 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Boxing: Geale crushed by Golovkin power

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Update: 7:11PM Daniel Geale's plan was to avoid Kazakh champion Gennady Golovkin's power shots, but it took just three rounds and two big right hands to end the Australian's dream.

Golovkin inflicted a cut above Geale's eye in the first round, dropped the Tasmanian in the second round with a right hand and in the third connected with another massive right that ended the fight.

Referee Mike Ortega stepped in to give Golovkin the technical knockout victory.

It was the Kazakh's 17th straight knockout victory.

"Daniel Geale is a champion and gave his best," Golovkin said.

Geale had big hopes in the biggest fight of his career at New York's fabled Madison Square Garden on Saturday, but Golovkin was too strong and remains the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Organisation middleweight champion.

Golovkin was the short-priced favourite and lived up to the hype.

Despite several hundred vocal Australian supporters, the arena was dominated by Golovkin fans who booed Geale and roared for the Kazakh.

At the end of the fight Golovkin told his fans to show Geale respect.

There was a sprinkling of celebrities and sports stars ringside, including Socceroo Tim Cahill, real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, actress Rosie Perez and former sitcom star Tony Danza.

Cahill carried an Australian flag into the ring at the start of the bout for Geale.

The Geale bout begins a month of world title fights in the US for Australians with Melbourne's Blake Caparello challenging Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight belt in Atlantic City on August 2.

A week later Queenslander Jarrod Fletcher seeks the vacant WBA middleweight belt against Daniel Jacobs in Brooklyn and Sakio Bika defends his WBC super middleweight title against Anthony Dirrell on August 16 in Los Angeles after they battled for a draw last December.

Golovkin's professional record moves to 30 wins (27 knockouts), while Geale's record drops to 30 wins (KO 16) and three losses.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62880.6098
JPY 58.514955.5149
GBP 0.31210.3041
EUR 0.44510.4331
NZD 0.72120.6882
AUD 0.65360.6286
USD 0.47300.4560



Exchange Rate updated on 1st December 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Horrific crime
  2. Man in the dark on police complaint
  3. Former manager, businessman front court
  4. Miss Fiji in top 10 at world pageant
  5. David and Goliath
  6. Sexual assault against minors
  7. Delainamasi's best targets Flying Fijians
  8. Talks on removal of sunken ship ongoing
  9. FSC marks success
  10. Helipad plan receives $70k boost

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. Bomb threat Monday (30 Nov)
  4. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  5. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  6. Father of two sent to prison Wednesday (25 Nov)
  7. Terror attack survey ranks Fiji 11th out of 21 Monday (30 Nov)
  8. Students drown, three dead over the weekend Monday (30 Nov)
  9. Police chief refutes report Monday (30 Nov)
  10. Waqa out of team Wednesday (25 Nov)