WBA champion German Felix Sturm, 33, as amateur light-middleweight European champion in 2000 and Sydney Olympian at the same year at light-middleweight (71 Kilo). As a pro has a record of 37 (16 KO)-2 (1 KO)-2. 15-times WBA and WBO champion, had only two losses from two great fighters- Oscar De La Hoya by points in 2004 and Spaniard Javier Castillejo by TKO in 10-th in 2006. The most notable wins over German Bert Schenk by TKO in 2, and by points over Maselino Masoe of Samoa, old rival Javier Castillejo in 2007, American Randy Griffin, Sebastian Sylvester of Germany and England's Matthew Macklin. Had, also, a quite of doubtful decisions against Hector Velazco of Argentina in 2003, winning him by split decision for the Sturm's first WBO title, the first meeting against Randy Griffin, where was a draw, and another draw against Englishman Martin Murray on last year's December. Sturm is concidered as very skillful boxer with no big punch, who doesn't like pressure on him. Also, probably, his braveness is not the biggest one. Many titles and brilliant record could be explained by Felix's promoters and managers.
IBF champion Daniel Geale, 31, from Australia, as amateur 4-times Oceanian champion and Sydney's Olympian in 2000 at welterweight (67 Kilo). As a pro has a record of 27 (15 KO)-1. 3-times IBF champion, had only one split decision loss from former WBA super-middleweight champion, another Aussie, Anthony Mundine. The most notable wins are over two former world champions, Russian Roman Karmazin by TKO in 12 in 2010 and German Sebastian Sylvester by points, taking the title in 2011. Daniel Geale has a big heart and can keep on the high workrate through the fight, but, also as his opponent, has a lack of a big punching power.
So, looks like we have a long, but no doubts, very exiting fight!