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Golovkin shatters Geale's dream

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NEW YORK - Gennady Golovkin shattered Daniel Geale's world-title dreams and now the Kazakh power puncher has his sights set on another Australian.

After knocking Geale down to the Madison Square Garden canvas twice on Sunday to claim a third round technical knockout victory, Golovkin called out Melbourne's Sam Solimon.

Solimon holds the International Boxing Federation middleweight belt.

Golovkin, who defended his World Boxing Association and International Boxing Organisation titles against Geale, is focused on claiming every belt in the division.

The Golovkin-Soliman fight could be held at Madison Square Garden in October or November.

"Just as Geale fought him here, Sam would come and fight him here," Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, said.

Golovkin also wants World Boxing Council champion Miguel Cotto.

The biggest bout would be super middleweight Julio Jesus Chavez Jr, but the Mexican has declined previous opportunities to fight Golovkin.

In the lead-up to the Golovkin-Geale fight the question was whether the Tasmanian could be elusive enough to avoid the Kazakh's power shots and last 12 rounds.

A timing error, an errant camera man and an accidental head-butt all worked against Geale.

The first round was four minutes long, instead of three minutes.

Also in the first round a camera man had the strap of his camera on the canvas and Geale, attempting to avoid Golovkin, got his feet tangled and fell heavily.

Then late in the round, when it should have been over, the head-butt opened a cut above Geale's right eye.

Despite the bad luck, Geale did not blame any of the incidents on his performance.

He was overpowered by a fighter who has the highest knockout percentage of any current champion and the highest of any middleweight in history.

Geale was Golovkin's 16th straight knockout scalp.

In the second round Golovkin stalked Geale and a right hand came down on the top of Geale's head and knocked him to the canvas.

In the third round Geale blasted Golovkin with a right hand, but the Kazakh instantaneously fired off a right that floored Geale and ended the fight.

"He has immense power and caught me with a great shot," Geale said.








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