NEW YORK (August 12, 2013) - Australia's IBF middleweight champion, Daniel Geale (29-1, 15KOs) and No. 3 rated contender from the UK Darren Barker (25-1, 16KOs) held a media workout today at the Mendez Boxing Gym in
New York City. Geale will be defending his title on August 17th at the Revel Casino-Hotel, Atlantic City's newest and largest casino resort. The bout will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
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DANIEL GEALE - "I'm feeling good as I'm starting to get fresher every day. I'm
excited because I know it's going to be a great fight. Barker is going
to come out hard and I know he's very hungry. I want to be pushed and I
know Barker is going to that which is going to make for an exciting
fight. Fighting on HBO is great. It's been a long time coming and I'm
excited to fighting on such a great card. Gary Shaw and my team back
home have done a great job getting me here and I just want to put on a
great show. To all my fans please tune in because I'm going to bring
that title home."
DARREN BARKER - "I feel extremely confident going into this fight. This is what I
worked all my life. After nineteen years as a boxer from a kid to a
man, it's all led to this moment. It's a dream come true. It's all
about believing in myself and I believe its destiny. It's my time.
Training has been fantastic. Mentally I've been in superb condition and
now it's about executing my game plan. This time I'm going to win.
To all my fans back home, I appreciate the support. It's great having a
whole nation behind me. I look forward to seeing you all and I'll buy
everyone a drink when I get back. It's going to be great to show you
guys my new belt."
GARY SHAW -
"People must not forget that Daniel went overseas and fought two
different fighters and came out on top, both of them from Germany.
That in itself is a major statement. Daniel Geale doesn't fight
scared. He's an offensive fighter and a great counter puncher. His
skills are highly underrated and you will all see him live on Saturday
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