Geale/Edouard on Mundine Undercard…FireWorks!
by Tim Walker
Former IBO middleweight champion Daniel Geale (21-1-0 KOs 13) will step into
the ring against aggressive former USBA and current WBA Fedecentro
middleweight champion Daniel “The Haitian Sensation” Edouard (22-2-2 KOs 13)
on October 21 in Australia.
Geale won the IBO title in excellent fashion by beating Daniel Dawson in
December 2007. Since that win he defended the title successfully prior to
losing it in a split decision to Anthony Mundine this past May. Geale
utilized Edouard as a sparring partner to prepare for his last bout.
Reportedly, members from Geale’s team reached out to Edouard directly with
interest in matching the two fighters. Seemingly successful the fight card
will be held at the illustrious Silverdome in Prospect Tasmania, Australia.
Geale is the 2000 and 2002 Oceanian Champion, the 2002 Commonwealth Games
Champion and represented Austalia in the 2000 Olympics.
Edouard, who recently signed with Roy Jones’ Square Ring, has since worked
diligently on his technique and is primed to showcase his new found boxing
ability and power. He hit a highlight in his career by beating highly
favored highly touted Willie Gibbs via 4 round knockout on ESPN2. This fight
went on to receive a Fight of the Year nomination.
In light of the impending clash between Jones Junior and newly crowned IBO
cruiserweight champion Danny Green in Australia, Edouard immediately called
out another of Australia's best prize fighters Anthony Mundine. He is quoted
as saying directly to Jones Junior after watching him defeat Jeff Lacy “Give
me Mundine! I want Mundine in November! I want him now!”
The fight card promoted by Grange Old School Boxing and BOXA International
will also feature a middleweight clash between aforementioned Mundine and
challenger Alehandro Gustavo Falliga. Other prominent fighters on the card
are light middleweight sensation Robert Medley and on the rise light
heavyweight Daniel Baff.
Something else to pay attention to is that the Geale/Edouard clash is
scheduled 30 days before the November 21 showdown between Jones Junior and
Green. Therefore it is possible for the winner, if he doesn't suffer major
cuts or injury, to face off with Mundine as the co-main event to Jones
Junior/Green. Of course Mundine must be successful in beating Falliga as
well. That would certainly add to the spectacle of the November 21 card and
make it presumably one of the biggest if not the absolute biggest fight card
in recent Australian history.
by Tim Walker