Daniel Geale may not take on Gennady Golovkin despite both boxers holding versions of the WBA middleweight title
Last Updated: September 3, 2012 11:07am
Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale are not certain to clash before the end of the year after their respective wins at the weekend.
Geale defeated the WBA's 'super' middleweight champion Felix Sturm in Germany, unifying the title with the IBF strap he took into the fight.
Victory for the Australian clouded the waters for the WBA, with Golovkin successfully defending the 'regular' belt with a devastating stoppage of Grzegorz Proksa in America.
The sanctioning body have mandated Golovkin v Geale by the end of the year but with few television dates left Geale is more likely to make a mandatory defense of the IBF title instead, against No 1 contender Sam Soliman.
Golovkin's impressive win could open up several options Stateside for the German-based Kazakh, while Geale also has a number of possible opponents lined up.
Britain's Martin Murray was ringside in Germany and reportedly opened talks with Geale's team regarding a potential match-up in St Helens next summer.
For Golovkin, whose 24 wins include 21 by stoppage, his American debut could not have gone better and he could even go in with the winner of Sergio Martinez v Julio Chavez Jnr next.