This morning at 5 a.m. EDT, Bad Left Hook will bring you live coverage of the card from Tasmania headlined by IBF middleweight titlist Daniel Geale and American (by way of Nigeria) challenger Eromosele Albert.
Geale (25-1, 15 KO) won the IBF belt from Sebastian Sylvester on the road in Germany on May 7, and this will be his first defense of the title. He's chosen to go back home for what does, frankly, amount to an easy first defense, with his reasoning being he wanted to bring a world title fight back to the fans who have supported him from day one. That's fair enough. Albert (24-4-1, 12 KO) doesn't figure to be much of an obstacle, and after this, Geale has expressed interest in coming to America to fight a top middleweight, maybe even world champion Sergio Martinez. A win for Albert, 37, would be one of the biggest upsets of the year.
But the main event isn't all that's going on, as there are a couple of solid domestic fights on the bill, too. In a 12-round super middleweight belt for the PABA title, Serge Yannick (13-1, 6 KO) defends against Jamie Pittman (21-2, 8 KO). Also on the card will be featherweight prospect Joel Brunker (19-0, 13 KO), who takes on Filipino Reynaldo Belandres (14-2-2, 9 KO), in what could potentially be a trap fight. Belandres gave Billy Dib some problems last year before getting knocked out in the sixth round.