After being stripped by the WBA for taking the Anthony Mundine fight, Australian middleweight champion, Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (28-1, 25 KOs) reflects on the decision made by the sanctioning organization.
“Whilst I enjoyed unifying titles and being crowned the WBA super champion it has become ultimately clear to me that it is impossible to keep all the belts,” said Daniel Geale.
“I am aware of my mandatory obligations, however I felt that the challenge from Anthony Mundine was an opportunity to settle the score once and for all, and I want to thank the IBF for granting me the exception that creates a fight which will please all Australian boxing fans.
“As I proudly remain the IBF World champion, I wish the WBA and whoever they crown the same short lived pleasure as I will be coming to reclaim what is rightfully mine.”
It seems as if Geale and his team were aware that this was a possibility, or a potential outcome, for choosing to fight Mundine, and pushing it through as a defense of his IBF strap. Gennady Golovkin currently holds the regular WBA title belt at middleweight. A Golovkin vs. Geale fight would be a welcome bout to make come 2013!