Result: Daniel Geale shocks Felix Sturm

Australia's Daniel Geale defeats Felix Sturm in Germany to unify the IBF and WBA World middleweight championships.

Daniel Geale has ended Felix Sturm's five-year reign as WBA World middleweight champion on a split decision in Germany.

The IBF champion came into the fight as the underdog but made a good start in round one, landing with some decent combinations.

However, the German responded well in the second, and Geale suffered a cut behind his left ear.

It was proving to be a very evenly-matched contest and the fighters were exchanging rounds.

The decision looked like it was going to be a close one, but two judges scored the bout 116-112 to the Australian.

The other judge scored it the same way, but in Sturm's favour.

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