Australian former world middleweight champion Daniel Geale is back on track with his career after a dominant victory over compatriot and friend Jarrod Fletcher at the Horden Pavilion in New South Wales, Australia.
Geale, who was pummelled into submission by current unified title holder Gennady Golovkin in the summer, put Fletcher on the canvas in the fifth round on his way to a decisive 119-108 triumph on all three scorecards.
‘The Real Deal’ picked up a fringe version of the WBO title in the process of inflicting a third defeat in 21 on Fletcher and could be in line to meet the eventual victor from the Matt Korobov, Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders three-way that is currently in place.
At 33, Geale still has one more world title chance in him if he keeps winning and can now boast a 31-3 record after what was a comprehensive win to cement his place as Australia’s best middleweight contender.
Also on the bill, super-middleweight Jake Carr and 200lber Mark Flanagan won ten-rounders over opponents Renold Quinlan and Shane Quinn respectively, whilst heavyweights Paul Gallen and Paul Ognedghbe record knockouts in bouts scheduled for four rounds.