The 32 year-old had way too much class for the older Wood, 35, and used all his superior ringcraft to carve out a victory that will surely put him in with a chance at another world title in the future.
Geale started the fight superbly, scoring a knockdown early on and looked capable of taking Wood out at will as ‘The Real Deal’ established his dominance through the first six minutes.
The only blemish in that time was the referee deducting a point for an apparent low blow, which seemed legitimate, but was milked by Wood and probably helped the official’s decision to penalise Geale.
There was never any doubt as to the end result though as Geale continued to pummel the outclassed Wood, putting him on the canvas again in the fifth and sixth until the corner stepped in to end the fight at the end of the round.
Some are now calling for Geale to be considered as WBA and IBO champion Gennady Golovkin’s opponent for his upcoming April 26 date on HBO, and on this form, not many could argue that the Australian deserves his chance.
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