FORMER unified middleweight champion Daniel Geale was knocked out by fellow countryman Renold Quinlan at the Silverdome Basketball Stadium in Tasmania on Friday. The fight was Geale’s first since getting stopped by future hall-of-famer Miguel Cotto in a middleweight championship match in New York City in the Spring of 2015.
Geale struggled to keep up with the much more active Quinlan in the opening round. Part way through the second, he was caught with a devastating Quinlan right hand that sent him straight to the canvas.
The ex-champion rose to his feet before the ten-count but struggled to stay upright. He stumbled forward, toward the ropes, and was caught by the official, who immediately waved the fight off at 1:14 of the second round.