DANIEL GEALE will return from his three-round demolition at the hands of Gennady Golovkin with a tasty all-Australian middleweight clash against Jarrod Fletcher.
Geale (30-3) was blown away by unbeaten WBA ‘Super’ champion Golovkin at Madison Square Garden in July.
Now he will look to make another run for his old IBF belt by facing Fletcher for that organisation’s regional Pan Pacific title at the Horden Pavilion in Sydney on December 3.
There are also three Australian title fights on the pay-per-view card.
Fletcher (18-2) also suffered a big fight loss in New York this summer when he was stopped by American Danny Jacobs in five when challenging for the WBA ‘regular’ belt.
His other loss came against Billy Joe Saunders in London in 2012.
The defeats suffered by Geale and Fletcher in America earlier this year were two of a number of high-profile losses inflicted on Australians overseas this summer.
The latest was featherweight Joel Brunker’s loss to Lee Selby at the O2 Arena on Saturday in their IBF title eliminator.
A few days earlier Sam Soliman, who had won the IBF middleweight belt in Germany in May, gave it up in his first defence when he was outpointed by Jermain Taylor.
Sakio Bika, Blake Caparello and Alex Leapai also went down in world title fights this year, while Daniel Dawson was outpointed by former light-middleweight world champion Austin Trout.