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Geale: Golovkin can’t bluff me

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale talked to Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail and proclaimed that he knows how to defeat WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Geale said “I fought Golovkin as an amateur at the East Asia Games in Osaka in 2001. I fought terribly and he beat me on points. He’s dangerous but there are chinks in his armour. He just knocked out another British fighter named Matthew Macklin. I thought it would be a close fight but Golovkin knocked him out in three rounds. At the moment he has everyone bluffed. But he can’t bluff me. I know exactly what he’s got and I would love to fight him again. To beat Golovkin you have to show that you’re not scared of him and that you’re willing to go with him if he wants to throw bombs. You need good footwork and you have to be able to bang him back. I know I have good feet and I also know that he hasn’t been tested by someone who can drag him into the late rounds. I felt his power, the guy is strong definitely and he can punch hard. But I’ve been in there with some pretty decent punchers.” Daniel Geale will defend the IBF middleweight title against Darren Barker on August 17 in Atlantic City.

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