GEALE-MUNDINE II SET FOR SYDNEY ON JAN. 30
Press Release: Daniel "Real Deal" Geale (28-1, 15 KOs) and Anthony Mundine (44-4, 26 KOs) have set the time and place for Geale's middleweight title defense. The Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia will host the rematch on January 30, 2012. "In all my years in boxing, this is the biggest fight in Australian boxing history and we are delighted to be able to bring it to Sydney," said Gary Shaw, one of the promoters of the show. "This city has a proud history of staging big fights and let me assure you they don't get bigger than this." Geale, who recently defeated WBA super champion Felix Sturm and also holds the IBF version of the 160-pound championship, is seeking to avenge his 2009 loss to Mundine.
"I'm happy we are able to move forward with the promotion now that we have a date and venue sorted," said Daniel Geale. "The Sydney Entertainment Centre is a fantastic place to hold this fight. The whole country is talking about this fight and I can't wait to put Mundine in his place after all the trash talking he's been doing. I encourage everyone to get their tickets now because January 30th will be a night to remember."
"This fight is going to be a blockbuster event for the people of Australia and I'm expecting an explosive night of boxing," said Geale's co-manager Garrie Francisco. "My partner Bill Treacy and I are excited to be part of this historic event."
"I've had some of my best fights in this venue and I can't wait to get back here again on January 30th," Mundine said. "I made my pro debut and won my first world title here, it's a special place for me and in January I'm going to write another chapter in my legacy by stopping Daniel Geale."
The Sydney Entertainment Centre has capacity of 11,500 and is located 35 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour NSW 2000, Australia. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.