Daniel 'The Real Deal' Geale's Biggest Win Sun 2 September 2012 Michelle O'Byrne Minister for Sport and Recreation The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Michelle O'Byrne, today congratulated Daniel Geale on the biggest win of his stellar boxing career. "This is a proud moment for Daniel, for Tasmania and Australia," Ms O'Byrne said. "This was a massive fight for Daniel and he has come through with flying colours. "Daniel, who entered the bout as the IBF Middleweight Champion of the World is now also the WBA middleweight champion after winning the unification bout against German Felix Sturm in Germany. "It is one of Australia's greatest ever boxing victories and one of the great moments in Tasmanian sporting history." Ms O'Byrne said that the result overnight was a fitting reward for Daniel's enormous skill and his hard work and dedication to his sport. "Daniel has worked very hard for many years for this moment and it is fantastic to see him seize it with both hands. "He has been a fantastic ambassador for our State and for Northern Tasmania in particular and we wish him all the best in his continuing career."