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Quinlan’s Biggest Test

Quinlan’s Biggest Test
Daniel Geale is taking on Renold Vatubua Quinlan in a fight at Wests Leagues Club on June 24.
April 26
11:58 2016

It’s finally on! Upcoming super middleweight boxer Renold Vatubua

Quinlan takes on three times former middleweight champion Daniel Geale on June 24 at the Wests Leagues Club in Sydney, Australia.

Quinlan who was brought up in Nepani in his early childhood is also the holder of the IBO International super middleweight and interim PABA super middleweight titles. His mum hails from Viwa, Bau in Tailevu.

His uncle Lepani Wilson told SUNsports that they had come to an agreement sometime last week and the promoter had to finalise all the nitty and gritty stuff before going public.

“This is a very important fight for Renold because it is our doorway to the world title,” Wilson said.

In his last fight, Geale lost the WBC world super middleweight title to Miguel Cotto on a fourth round technical knockout.

Despite fighting three of his past five bouts in the United States, Geale will step into the ring against an opponent who also considers the Macarthur region home.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Quinlan, will be looking to continue his successful 10-1 record.

By the time of the fight, Geale would have spent more than a year outside of the ring- the longest he has spent between fights over his entire professional career.

“The time outside of the ring hasn’t had a negative affect on me, it’s been positive,” Geale said.

“It’s given me time to spend with my family and gain some strength in the gym. I’m still hungry and my desire to win more titles has grown.”

The 35-year-old will return to Wests for the first time since 2007. Back then, he won the IBO middleweight title against Daniel Dawson.

“It’s been exciting fighting in the US over the last couple of years on the big stage but I love fighting in Australia,” he added.
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