Daniel Geale

Geale vs Mundine II

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Grange Old School Boxing, Gary Shaw Productions and Anthony Mundine promotions in association with Destination NSW are delighted to announce The Sydney Entertainment Centre has won the right to host Mundine v Geale II on Wednesday, January 30.

For those that can’t make it to The Sydney Entertainment Centre, MAIN EVENT pay-per-view will provide live and exclusive coverage of the entire card through FOXTEL and at selected FOX SPORTS pubs and clubs.

“This is the fight Australia wants to see and I’m thrilled that it will take place in my hometown of Sydney” IBF champion Daniel Geale said. “It’s been a long time since I’ve fought in Sydney and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to defend my title in front of the fans that have supported me on my quest to become the best middleweight in the world”.

The announcement marks a homecoming for Anthony Mundine, who returns to his ‘spiritual home’ for the eighth time as a professional. “I’ve had some of my best fights in this venue and I can’t wait to get back here again on January 30” Mundine said. “I made my pro debut and won my first world title here, it’s a special place for me and in January I’m gonna write another chapter in my legacy by stopping Daniel Geale”.

Co-promoter Garrie Francisco declared that while the offers from interstate were compelling, this is a fight that needed to take place in Sydney. “Sydney has a proud history of hosting big fights, dating right back to when Jack Johnson fought Tommy Burns for the world heavyweight title in 1908” Mr Francisco said. “I truly believe this is the biggest fight in Australian boxing history and I have no doubt that with the support of Destination NSW and a few other announcements regarding the undercard to come, this event will live long in the memory of all those that attend.”

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, also welcomed the announcement. “Today’s announcement reinforces Sydney’s position as a global events city, with the NSW sports events calendar fast becoming the benchmark for other states” Mr. Souris said. “The IBF world middleweight title fight between Anthony Mundine and Daniel Geale is expected to draw more than 2000 interstate visitors and generate almost $4million in overnight visitor expenditure”.

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley said: “This is the first time two Australian’s have fought for the IBF world middleweight title.” “Danny is the current IBF champion and became only the fourth Australian to unify world titles when he claimed the WBA belt in September”.
Anthony is a former WBA and IBO world champion in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions. “Everyone is aware of the intense rivalry between the pair and it promises to be an adrenaline charged match between two great champions,” Mr. Annesley said.

The stage is set for the most anticipated boxing event in Australian sports history – whose side are you on?

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  1. jenny January 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Hope mundine goes down like a bag of shit. He is a dickhead.

    • glen wood February 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Hey Jenny, yeah he is a peanut but dont give him the space or time to comment and i guarantee he will just go away, its people like Daniel thet will keep,sport in this country just as we love it

  2. Charles February 10, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Daniel Geale – “The People’s Champion”

    G’day Daniel

    Not sure if this has previously been suggested to you – although for future fights in addition to or as a replacement to your description as the “Real Deal” – given your results and success – a more appropriate description for yourself now would be as “The People’s Champion”

    Your results in Australia before the triumphs in Germany and more recently against Anthony Mundine – confirms without doubt to everyone you are the Real Deal – with nothing to prove in terms of ability, credibility and the potential to become one of Australia’s greatest boxers

    The suggestion that you are now “The People Champion” – is a function of:

    · Your humility despite world success
    · Your ability to remain cool, calm and focused in the face of extreme provocation
    · Your family first policy – before everything
    · Your commitment to your heritage
    · Your respect for your state of origin; your new state and district along with being a proud Australian
    · Your appeal to all ages; races and both men an women – from all walks of life

    You are the Peoples Champion as you encapsulate what everyone would like to be and to achieve – (both in our personal lives and work – whatever that might be) – but unfortunately never achieve despite best efforts.

    The above is in addition to your boxing ability – and in essence describes how you come across to people that do not know you – and encapsulate your appeal to people – as being “every man” – but with these gifts – in terms of athletic ability

    Anyway – have said enough. Good luck with your future
    fights. Your existing and new fans are looking forward to
    enjoying your further success

    Kind regards

    Charles

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