This was the second time to the pair had shared the ring nearly four-years apart and Geale’s victory now means the IBF middleweight champion has beaten every fighter that he has ever faced in a professional ring.
The ‘Real Deal’ gave an almost punch-perfect display at times, frustrating Mundine time and again, and how the multi-time title holder could raise his hands and exclaim his victory to the crowd after his performance was way beyond me.
With the cards reading 117-111 (twice) and 116-112, I had it 119-109 to the champion and really struggled just to give Mundine the fourth round after a slightly better finish to the session. Overall Geale was a class above and can now look forward to a meeting with the winner of Friday’s bout between Felix Sturm and compatriot Sam Soliman.
Sturm lost his long-reigning WBA title to Geale in his last outing in Oberhausen and will be looking to get back to winning ways and set up a rematch, where to due monetary reasons, the 33 year-old German may get home advantage once again.
Former Contender star Soliman, 39, had already defeated Giovanni Lorenzo in a final eliminator to face Geale, but will now have to come through Sturm in Dusseldorf to make sure of another all-Australian world title clash in the summer.