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Boxing: Gennady Golovkin crushes Daniel Geale to retain WBA middleweight title

Published on Jul 27, 2014 12:59 PM
Gennady Golovkin punches Daniel Geale during the WBA/IBO middleweight championship bout at Madison Square Garden in New York City on July 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

NEW YORK (AFP) - Unbeaten Kazakh star Gennady Golovkin stopped Australian Daniel Geale in three brutal rounds on Saturday to retain his World Boxing Association middleweight world title.

Golovkin sent Geale to the canvas in the second round with a barrage of blows.

In round three he responded to a hard right to the head from the Aussie challenger with his own punishing right to the nose, followed by a quick left that sent Geale down.

Geale, a former International Boxing Federation middleweight champion who fell to 30-3 with 16 knockouts, had no complaint when referee Michael Ortega called a halt at 2:47 of the round.

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