Daniel Geale

Daniel calls on fantastic four against Macklin, eyes Golovkin

DANIEL Geale, Australia’s former world middleweight champ, has been using four key sparring partners as he prepares for a gruelling physical battle with Irishman Matthew Macklin in Texas this month.

Geale hoped victory in Corpus Christi would lead to a superfight with his “ultimate challenge” against undefeated WBA champion Gennady Golovkin, who has 26 KOs in his 29 wins.

The Macklin fight will be shown live on Fox Sports Channel 501 on May 25 from noon.

Geale has been working with Brisbane’s Australian middleweight champ Dennis Hogan, Melbourne’s national super-middleweight champ Jake Carr, former Australian light-middleweight champ Rob Medley and Gold Coast super-middleweight Rohan Murdock.

“They’re all good, hard local fighters,” Geale said.

“Dennis is a bit similar to Macklin with an aggressive style. Jake is a big strong super-middleweight who makes you pay if you make a mistake. Rohan has good skills and Rob is very experienced as he showed going 12 rounds with Anthony Mundine.”

“They all got me back to boxing the way I know I can.”

Geale said his return to America, after losing his IBF middleweight title to Darren Barker in his American debut last August, was also a shot at redemption.

“Macklin is a tough guy and he always comes to fight,” Geale said.

“I expect him to come out confident and have a good red-hot go. That’s why we wanted this fight because it’s an exciting match-up for the fans.”

“Losing to Barker was disappointing because I thought I won the fight but I’m excited about going back because I really want to make a statement and fighting an exciting guy like Macklin — well, I think I can put on a great performance.”

Geale called Golovkin his “ultimate test at this stage.”

“He’s built up a big reputation in America and I think a lot of people are scared of him at the moment. I’m not.”

“We fought in the amateurs in 2001. I boxed terribly and he won on points but I’d love the opportunity to fight him again because I know I’d be able to prove a lot of people wrong by beating him.”

“I was due to fight Golovkin on April 26 but could not reach an agreement on TV rights to Australia so that door was closed on me. Hopefully with a win over Macklin I can open that door again.”

Reprinted from Courier Mail

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  1. Casey Conway July 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Daniel, At 18years of age (1954) I fought a lowly15 round contest for the Qld featherweight (1954) title vacated by the great Bobby Sinn. I have never before volunteered any advice to boxers. At the age of 78 years I’ve now decided to break my long standing policy after watching several of Golovkin’s fights. As I experienced 60 years ago, if you’re contesting a 15 rounds contest you train to fight 40 rounds. I’ve observed (utube) all of Golokvin opponents have fought him on the back move covering up whilst standing motionless whilst Golokvin throws (at will) all of his rapid fire combinations of which one has the desired affect. Its my belief the counter his often deadly attack is to move in attempt to put pressure on him, frustrate him, move around, push him around, clinch, and force him on the back foot using your own kit of combination punches. You have to tax his powers of recuperation over the 12 rounds and therein lies the key to victory against the most relentless world champions in recent times. He will find it difficult against a moving target. Good Luck Champion. Casey Conway Liverpool NSW

  2. Darren Simmonds July 27, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Good Luck Daniel I know you will do Australia proud today!

  3. Casey Conway March 19, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I have now realized that Genardy Golovkin two victories since he defeated the worthy champion Daniel Geale he is the greatest middle weight champion since Sugar Ray Robinson and will remain the World Champion until the deterioration with age of the natural body opiates of adrenalin,(aggressiveness) and endorphin (increases the pain threshold. Casey Conway

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