By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBO middleweight champion Daniel Geale (21-0, 13 KOs) will defend the championship against former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (35-3, 23 KOs) at the Entertainment Center, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on May 27. Geale’s trainer Graham Shaw and manager Bill Treacy are is confident their charge can upset the former WBA 168 pound title holder.
“Daniel has outstanding ring skills and will be ready to defeat Mundine on May 27,” said Shaw. ” Daniel will have the best sparring partners for this fight and this will help put the finishing touches on his preparation for this fight. We have eight weeks to have Daniel 100% ready.”
Treacy added, “Anthony Mundine has been a WBA super middleweight champion but will be defeated by Daniel Geale on May 27.”
Mundine did not impress in his most recent bout when he outscored Shannan Taylor over twelve. He lost to Sven Ottke by KO 10 in 2001 IBF title bout. He captured WBA 168 crown in 2003 by defeating Antwun Echols. Manny Siaca outpointed Mundine in 2004 to take the WBA title. Mikkel Kessler outpointed Mundine in 2004. Mundine outpointed Danny Green in 2004. Mundine regained the WBA title in 2007 by KO9 Sam Soliman.
Daniel Geale captured the IBO 160 title in 2007 by outpointing Daniel Dawson. He stopped Canada’s Ian Mackillop in round one in his most recent bout.