Menu
Sport

Boxing champ Daniel Geale stripped of title for Mundine bout

DANIEL Geale has been stripped of his WBA middleweight title for fighting Anthony Mundine instead of Gennardy Golovkin.

Geale was the unified WBA and IBF champion but that reign lasted a mere two months due to the controversial WBA ruling.

He had gained the WBA belt by impressively beating Felix Sturm in Germany in September, however his decision to fight fellow Australian Anthony Mundine next, instead of Golovkin, has prompted the governing body to take it back off him.

Golovkin won the interim title in 2010, but as he and Sturm never met in the ring in the following two years both fighters were bizarrely billed as champions.

This required Geale to fight Golovkin after Sturm to consolidate his status, rather than let Mundine contest his IBF title.

 

>> To read more visit the Fox Sports website.

Topics:  boxing daniel geale middleweight title


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Town mourning as beloved 'treasure' lost

REMEMBERED: John Boucher on his Mt Tully property. Tributes are flowing in for the beloved Stanthorpe icon.

Citizen of the Year, John Boucher, passes away.

Men charged after near-death shooting of boy, 5

Two men have been charged on multiple firearms offences relating to an incident that occurred on January 2 at Cottonvale.

Cottonvale pair to front court charged with firearms offences

WARNING: Severe thunderstorm warning for Southern Downs

WET WEEK: Heavy rainfall could hit Warwick today with the chance of showers continuing for the rest of the week.

Goomburra drenched by 41mm in just 50 minutes today

Local Partners