March 7, 2012 (Hobart, Australia) - In convincing fashion, Daniel "The Real Deal" Geale (27-1, 15 KOs) defeated Osumanu Adama (20-3, 15 KOs), to retain his IBF middleweight title last night at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Scorecards read, (117-111), (118-110) and (115-113), as Geale marched to a unanimous decision.
With the victory, Geale is seeking unification bouts with champions, Dmitry Pirog (19-0 15 KOs), Julio César Chávez Jr. (45-1-1, 31 KOs), Felix Sturm (36-2-2, 15 KOs) and Ring Magazine titlest Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KOs.
"A move to the U.S. could be next for me," said Geale. "My promoter Gary Shaw is eager to get me some big fights with all the champions at middleweight. I have confidence in my ability to unify the titles and become the best middleweight in the world. I feel great right now and I'm extremely happy knowing big opportunities await me. My career is headed in the right direction and I'm looking forward to my next fight, whoever it may be. A fight with Jermain Taylor is also intriguing being that we were both Olympians in the 2000 Sydney Games. I'm ready to fight the best out there, including Sergio Martinez."
"Sky is the limit for Daniel," said an elated Gary Shaw. "Right now the goal is to bring Geale to the U.S. for a big fight on network television. He's earned the right to fight any of the current champions at middleweight. Daniel is a fantastic fighter and I see him becoming the undisputed champion at 160. When I get back to the states, I will put everything in motion."