Almanac Boxing: Forget Anthony Mundine, Zac Dunn is here!

Undefeated Melbourne Boxer Zac Dunn, could propel himself into the big time of world boxing if all goes to plan and he steps into the ring against former World Champion, Daniel Geale  in 2016.

With an unblemished record of 19 wins with 15 knockouts, the 24 year old Dunn is in the final stages of negotiations with Geale’s management, in what would be the biggest fight of his career.

According to Dunn’s manager Barry Michael, a fight against the former International Boxing Federation Middleweight Champion would not only be good for the Brunswick based Dunn but it would also benefit the sport in Australia.

“This would be fantastic for Aussie boxing and it would create a lot of interest for the fans. It’s the old versus the new and a lot of people would come to watch this”, he said.

Dunn, the current International Boxing Organisation Super Middleweight Champion, won his last fight in the USA in October against rugged American Derrick Findley, and is looking to ‘fry bigger fish’.

According to Barry Michael the time is right for Dunn to take on the world’s best.

“Zac is looking to take another step in his development. Daniel Geale is a great fighter and he has been very good for a long time and it won’t be easy but Zac is improving with every fight and I think with his power and boxing ability, I believe he can win”.

“We have an ‘in principle’ agreement between both fighters and we all want the fight to happen but it’s the logistics of putting it together that sometimes takes a bit of time”, Michael said this week.

“This is a great fight between a good Australian ex-World Champion and one of Australia’s best prospects in Zac Dunn. It’s a nice mix of fighting styles making it a very attractive fight for Aussie boxing fans”.

“Our other issue is finding a network to pick the fight up. This fight is too good not to be televised”, he said, highlighting what is a problem for the sport in this country.

With 31 wins and only four losses, the 34 year old Geale has been in the ring with the likes of Miguel Cotto and Genaday Golovkin and will provide Dunn with his toughest test to date.

Word on the street is that if Zac Dunn can get a win against the world rated Sydneysider, there is a potential superfight against one of world boxing’s all-time greats and according to Barry Michael, “watch this space”.

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  1. Any relation to Bobby?

  2. Matt Watson says

    This would be good for the sport.
    A real test.

  3. Thanks for your comments.

    “Snowman” -Unsure if he is related to Bobby Dunn but I will ask the question and get back to you.

    Matt – It will be great for the sport. In my opinion we need to start looking at the young boxers on the way up. We have a habit of sticking with the “tried and true” fighters like Green and Mundine in Australia. Its nice to see some fresh faces.

    I appreciate your comments lads and have a great Xmas.


    David G

  4. Zac Dunn is someone i ‘m looking forward to. Green, Mundine, Geale, have all had their chances, time to move on. What we don’t need to is a Mundine V Green bout. At their peak in 2006 they were good,now they’re well past their best.

    I also am curious if Bobby Dunn and Zac Dun are related.


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