Graham Shaw the trainer of IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale says his boxer improves after every fight.
The 31 year-old Australian from New South Wales faces WBA middleweight champ Felix Sturm in a unification battle in Oberhausen, Germany on Saturday and Shaw is under no illusions that Geale is in for the toughest fight of his 28 fight career.
"Without a doubt he (Sturm) is Daniel’s most difficult opponent so far, but having said that Daniel improves every fight and I’d say he has improved 20 per cent from his last fight," Shaw told AAP from Germany.
"Of course we’ve studied Felix but we can’t spend too much time on that. We’ve got to worry about what we’ve got to do rather than ’he does this, we’d better do that’.
"We want to get him into that frame of mind that ’this is not meant to happen’ and upset his rhythm.
"Do things that maybe Daniel Geale hasn’t done before, that he hasn’t seen on tape.
Shaw added: "Daniel Geale is a thinking fighter, so is Felix Sturm, but I’m sure there will be things that happen in the fight that they both have to respond to that’s not in the game plan. You will certainly see things from Daniel Geale this fight you probably haven’t seen before."
August 28, 2012