I first met Tasmanian born Indigenous boxer Daniel Geale at a small amateur fight show in Canberra. While he was the star attraction of the night, pausing endless times from his meal to sign autographs in the ten minutes he had to squeeze in a bite to eat, he never failed to smile. But unlike many other elite sportsman who turn up to smaller events to ensure they are seen, Geale was there for the sport. He was cornering (Coaching) young kids, some in their first fight. Some would win, some would lose, but all there that night benefited from having the IBF Middleweight Champion of the World there to share some advice, take a photo and remind all that the very best never forget where they come from.
In 2002 Geale won the Gold medal at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in the welterweight division. Since then he has had a remarkable professional career winning the OPBP & IBF Pan Pacific titles and the IBO & IBF Middleweight titles. Unlike some of his contemporaries Geale never dodges a fight, always gives back to the fans and in what can be a controversial sport is nothing but a gentleman. Now one more time on home shores before a switch to the bright lights of Las Vegas Geale will put his belt on the line in front of his home crowd.
“Grange Global Promotions in conjunction with Main Event Television and Gary Shaw Productions present a feast of world class boxing Wednesday, March 7th 2012 at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tasmania.
In his last bout on home soil before heading abroad, International Boxing Federation world Middleweight champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale faces his toughest test to date when he defends his crown against the number one contender Osumanu Adama of the United States.
The champion wants another taste of hometown support after the roaring atmosphere generated by the D.E.C.s capacity crowd during his 1st defence was compared by heavyweight U.S. promoter, Gary Shaw, to that of a Las Vegas super fight.”
With a quality undercard commencing at 6.00pm, get in early for your tickets to this must-see world title showdown, on sale as of 9.00 am Monday 23st January 2012 starting at $45 through Ticketmaster.com, by calling 136 100 or attending the D.E.C. in person. MAIN EVENT will also broadcast every minute of the entire card live and exclusive to FOXTEL, Austar and Optus terrestrial subscribers as well as to selected FOX SPORTS pubs and clubs.