AUSTRALIA’S Daniel Geale (30-2, 16KOs) looks to become world champion once more when he takes centre ring at the famed Madison Square Garden this weekend. All that stands in his way is Kazakhstani wrecking ball Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26KOs).
On a 16 fight KO streak, WBA and IBO Middleweight champion Golovkin has imposed himself as possibly the most feared man in today’s boxing ranks.
Having built a large support base in the United States, in particularly New York, suggestions have arisen that the Kazakhstani will be future pound for pound king once Floyd Mayweather retires.
As powerful and as highly touted as Golovkin is, one thing is certain, he is yet to go up against a fighter the level of former WBA and IBF champion Geale.
On the other hand Geale, who has never been stopped, has never faced a challenge as big or an adversary as dangerous as Golovkin and will enter as overwhelming underdog.
Optimistic Australian’s believe the Sydney based Tasmanian has the style and boxing smarts to upset Golovkin and hand his first career defeat. If that theory proves correct, it would propel Geale into the Australian history books amid Lionel Rose’s great victory over Fighting Harada 1968.
The fight will be Live on MainEvent PPV from 10:30am AEST Sunday.