Gary Shaw, Geale's promoter, said Geale should not be counted out and that the fight reminds him of another one he was involved in -- when his fighter, then-super middleweight titlist Jeff Lacy, who was getting enormous hype and scoring big knockouts, was the big favorite when he traveled to England for a super middleweight unification fight with Joe Calzaghe in 2006.
"This fight reminds me of Lacy and Calzaghe," Shaw said. "Lacy was knocking everyone out. He went to England and Calzaghe beat him every second of every round because Calzaghe was a different type of fighter. So it depends on who you give him. The fighters they have given Golovkin have all stood in front of him. That's not Daniel's style. I don't think he's faced somebody who throws as many punches as Daniel throws, gives as many angles as Daniel gives, and Daniel has deceiving power. When I think Calzaghe and Lacy, I think of Golovkin and Geale."
All Golovkin thinks about is winning and moving on to even bigger fights and bigger stardom.
"This is a big fight for me. Daniel Geale is a former world champion and a dangerous opponent," he said. "This is a big test for me. I'm very happy with the way my career has progressed.
"Right now my focus is on Daniel Geale. In the future, of course, I'd like to fight [middleweight champion] Miguel Cotto or Canelo Alvarez. Cotto at Madison Square Garden would be perfect."