Fiji Time: 7:13 AM on Tuesday 4 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Golovkin shatters Geale's dream

Aap
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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62020.6012
JPY 59.217656.2176
GBP 0.30250.2945
EUR 0.43120.4192
NZD 0.72270.6897
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.47560.4586

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Possible delay in military farewell, Tikoitoga busy
  2. Mind game
  3. World cup dream for Lockington
  4. Opposition agree to acting post
  5. In the hall of fame
  6. Nurse scoops carnival title
  7. Ba magic
  8. Tikoitoga: Senior officers' support 'very intact'
  9. Spill injures mill worker
  10. Increasing consumption worry

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  2. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  3. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  4. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)
  5. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  6. Possible delay in military farewell, Tikoitoga busy Monday (03 Aug)
  7. No say over lease Friday (31 Jul)
  8. Mind game Monday (03 Aug)
  9. Suspended teacher to explain Wednesday (29 Jul)
  10. Commander resigns Sunday (02 Aug)