Daniel Geale successfully defended his IBF Middleweight title with a dominant points victory over Anthony Mundine at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday evening.
The Tasmanian (28-1, 15 KOs) rarely looked in danger of not avenging the only loss of his career in a bout that showed the disparity in performance and level of competition in which both men have fought since their first meeting in 2009.
After the bout, Mundine climbed on the ropes in traditional victory pose but he was fooling no-one.
Mundine is not an easy man to like.
Following the announcement, Mundine left the ring refusing to acknowledge the champion who outclassed him.
"It was enjoyable tonight - I enjoyed punching him," Geale said afterwards.
Pre-fight Mundine (44-5, 26 KOs) cupped his ears, inviting the boos from the majority in attendance at a near capacity crowd but the negative energy could not fuel his performance against the confident champion.http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-31/g ... ch/4492386
Geale dominated from the opening round with his left hook landing flush on Mundine, something that would become a trend through the fight.
Next for Geale is likely to be a defence against the winner of Felix Sturm and countryman Sam Soliman, who fight in Germany at the weekend.
Afterwards big fights in America beckon against the other big names in the middleweight division such as Sergio Martinez, Gennardy Golovkin, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Saul Alvarez.
(For the benefit of those who may not remember, Mundine - a Moslem - has publicly stated that "America got what it deserved" 9/11.)