| 27.05,09. 11:31 PM |
Anthony Mundine beats Daniel Geale to claim IBO crown
May 27, 2009 11:00pm
ANTHONY Mundine has won his third world title after claiming Daniel Geale's IBO middleweight crown in Brisbane on Wednesday night.
Mundine (36-3 record) looked like having an early night after knocking Geale down early in the second of the scheduled 12 rounds.
But Sydney-based Tasmanian Geale recovered to hold his own against "The Man" and go the distance, only to lose by a split decision.
It was the first loss in Geale's 22-fight professional career.
Earlier, Sonny Bill monstered his rival in 1 minute 22 seconds on the undercard.