IBF Middleweight Title

This is set up to be one of the biggest fights in Australian Boxing history as Anthony Mundine squares off against Daniel Geale for the IBF Middleweight Title.

For Mundine his Career goes on the line as a loss to Geale will pretty much signal the end. With no world titles since he beat Geale three years ago, the constant moving up and down in weight divisions and before that a KO loss to Garth shows me he has lost that knockout punch he once had as super middleweight. Add to that the recent poor attempt to break into America with a win against a substandard 42 year old, at age 37 this is the last chance for Mundine to add some credibility to his boxing legacy.

As for Geale, Since that one and only loss to Mundine he has gone on to beat some of the very best middle weights in the world Strum, Sylvester & Karmizan to name a few on his way to winning the WBC & IBF Middleweight titles and being ranked the 2nd best middleweight in the world behind Martinez. So for Geale nothing else but a win will be expected here. A win will consolidate his ranking as one of the best Middleweight’s in the world. A loss could set Geale back when he looks beyond Mundine and for an overseas pay cheque.
Betting and Predictions
Daniel Geale is the better fighter, it was a split decision three years ago and in my opinion it was a draw that night. Three years on you have to say Daniel Geale has fought and defeated better opponents on his way to the top and the experience gained should have him in a good place for this fight. Mundine has done basically nothing but put away second rate fighters.

The one point you can never count Mundine out on is his preparation, fitness and speed. He will have the ability to take this bout all the way and I would be surprised if there was a knockout decision.

Best Bets

Daniel Geale by decision