Daniel Geale Biofile
Status: IBF Middleweight Champion.
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 160
DOB: February 26, 1981 In: Launceton, Tasmania
Boxing Heroes: "Oscar De La Hoya, Jeff Fenech and Kostya Tszyu, to name a few."
Boxing Inspirations: "I'm inspired by my wife and family, my team, and to be as great as Oscar De La Hoya and Roy Jones Jr."
Nicknames: "The Real Deal, Man of Steal, Gealey."
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: "Anything sport. Spending as much time as I can with my wife and kids. Football, NRL and AFL, cricket, golf, tennis, triathlon, fishing and camping. Having friends over for dinner."
First Boxing Memory: "The first time I went to the gym I was nine. It was dirty and smelly and guys were punching the bags for what seemed hours."
Favorite Movies: "Break Point, Snatch, Rocky."
Last Book Read: "Shane Warne's Century."
Favorite TV Show: "Can't go past The Simpsons [smiles]."
Musical Tastes: "Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, John Butler Trio, Red Hot Chili Peppers."
First Job: "KFC cook. I started when I was fifteen and left when I was almost 20."
First Car: "Panel van."
Current Car: "Holden Commodore."
Favorite Meal: "Too many to choose from. I like so many different things and I like to vary them."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Vanilla ...or mint with chocolate chips is pretty great too."
Pre-Fight Feeling: "Just keeping as relaxed as possible, keeping loose and still focused."
Pre-Fight Meal: "Pasta with vegetables."
Greatest Sports Moment: "There are four at the moment. Representing Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. And winning the IBO and IBF Middleweight titles."
Most Painful Moment: "Losing at the Oceania Games Olympic Trials."
Worst Injury: "Shoulder injury."
Favorite Boxer To Watch: "Joe Calzaghe. Because of his ability to be able to adapt so well and change his tactics to suit his opponent. And also his constant work rate."
Toughest Opponent: "Daniel Dawson was the toughest so far, he was very strong and a powerful puncher."
Embarrassing Boxing Memory: "At Oceania Games before the Olympics in 2000 I was fighting in the semis and my trunks were riding too high so I got to a safe distance and tried to pull them down a little, only to nearly pull them completely down. Luckily the ref jumped straight in and pulled them up for me [smiles]."
First Famous Boxer You Met: "Jeff Fenech. I met him at the League Australian Titles in '95 just after I won. But to this day, I don't think he can remember it. He would have had a million photos with kids. It wasn't long after that he started helping me."
People Qualities Most Admired: "I like honesty, good work ethics and people who always aim high."