Gary Shaw Productions has been granted an "Exception to
Regulations" by the IBF on behalf of unified IBF/WBA middleweight
champion, Daniel "Real Deal" Geale (28-1, 15 KOs), to
participate in an optional IBF world title fight
against Anthony Mundine (44-4, 26 KOs) prior to his
"Now that we got the green light from the IBF to make this
fight, I'm going to work hard to get everything completed," said
promoter Gary Shaw.
"This might be the biggest fight in Australian boxing history as
both fighters consider this a grudge match."
Geale tasted defeat for the first and only time when these two
fighters faced each other back in May of 2009. Geale lost
a controversial split decision and he's looking to set the record
straight once and for all.
"When Mundine and I first fought, I thought my hands were going
to be raised after the fight," said Geale.
"It was close but I thought I was the better man that
night. I've always wanted revenge against Anthony, and
now I have the opportunity thanks to my promotional teams
Grange Old School Boxing and Gary Shaw Productions."
"Bill Treacy and Garrie Francisco have done an outstanding job
of leading my team to where I am today, and the addition of
international promoter Gary Shaw, was brilliant as you can see by
my two wins in Germany. Team Geale defines the word
Geale's managers comment on this highly anticipated rematch.
"Anthony should go in to hiding, Daniel will embarrass him" said
co-manager Garrie Francisco.
"It's time for Daniel to put an end to the circus"
stated Bill Treacy.
Mundine is a three time world champion and has gone (19-1) in
his last twenty bouts and is currently riding a 4-fight winning
streak. He captured the vacant WBA World super middleweight title
against Sam Soliman in March of 2007 when he knocked him out
in the 9th round. A year later, Mundine was victorious in the
rematch winning a 12-round unanimous decision in May of 2008.
Mundine is the only fighter in the history of boxing to have
every fight on pay-per-view.
"This is a fight that all of Australia has wanted to see and I'm
glad it has finally come together." Mundine said.
"I always said Daniel would be a world champion if he didn't
have to fight me and that has proven to be the case.
"People are saying he is the best middleweight in the world, but
he is not even the best middleweight in Australia. I beat him once
and I'll do it again."
Daniel Geale is unbeaten in his last seven bouts and is coming
off an incredible triumph victory over Felix Sturm (37-3-2, 16
KOs), a fight that took place in Sturm's native land of
This was the second time Geale defeated a German fighter on
their home soil, having previously dethroned Sebastian
Sylvester in May of 2011.