’’They enforced what Felix Sturm hasn’t done on to me, which is definitely unfair.
’’I have had the title now for two months, I still haven’t received my belt in the mail and they’ve stripped me of the title.
’’So, as you can expect, we’re angry and frustrated and annoyed by that.’’
Geale was in a no win situation because the IBF granted him an extension to his mandatory defence so he could face Mundine in a big money all Australian clash before facing another Australian, Sam Soliman, who is the mandatory contender for the IBF crown.
’’We basically knew whichever direction we went unfortunately we weren’t going to be able to retain both titles,’’ added Geale . ’’At some stages, we were of the opinion that it was going to be OK [with the WBA] that I was going to fight Golovkin, not when they made me, but we definitely are going to fight him.’’
November 2, 2012