Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions wishes to congratulate IBF middleweight champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale (26-1, 15 KOs) for making his first successful title defense, a dominant 12-round unanimous decision over Miami via Nigeria’s Eromosele Albert (24-5-1, 12 KOs) on Wednesday night.
Fighting on his home turf at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Tasmania, Australia, Geale showed tremendous ring generalship by out-boxing and out-speeding his determined challenger. The judges’ scores were 116-112, 117-111 and 119-109.
In front of more than 5,000 electrified fans, the wildly popular Geale entered the ring to a song written about him in his honour. Geale won the belt from Germany’s Sebastian Sylvester last May.
“Tonight saw the birth of a new Australian superstar,” said an elated Shaw, post-fight. “Daniel’s dominance is proof he is ready for anyone in the world. He’s worked hard to become the fighter he is and he’s been expertly brought along by Garrie Fransisco and Bill Tracy as his managers and Graham Shaw as his trainer. It’s a regional success story that is now going global and I’m proud to be his promoter.”
Shaw says that Geale suffered an injury to his right hand and will take some time off to heal before announcing his next move.