Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) will defend the WBA and IBO middleweight belts against the 33-year-old Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) on July 26 at Madison Square Garden.
GGG last vacated the squared circle on February 1 after overwhelming Osumanu Adama.
Golovkin, who has now recorded 16 consecutive knockouts, floored the 33-year-old Adama (22-4, 16 KOs) in the first and sixth rounds.
Sensing a beaten man, the powerful Russian mercilessly stalked Adama and again bullied the challenger to the canvas with a savage hook in the seventh frame.
Referee Louis Pabon compassionately halted the lopsided beating at 1:20 of the decisive round.
A punishing, ferocious and accurate slugger, Golovkin has never been toppled in over 375 contests.
“I am happy to be back boxing, I know this is not an easy fight,” said Golovkin, 32, who took an extended break following the death of his father on February 18. “He throws a lot of punches but I think my style has more power to it. I respect him. He’s an ex-champion. It’s not an easy fight for us.”
Conversely, Geale most recently earned a sixth round TKO over Garth Wood on February 19 in Sydney.
Geale has a solid chin and Golvkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, recognizes the Aussie’s stamina and history of going the distance.
“The biggest thing for me is (Geale’s) experience going 12 rounds. We have never been 12 rounds and we have never gone past 10,” said Sanchez. “That is not a concern. But, it’s something we have to be aware of.”
Mainly because marquee opponents have cowered like clowns pockets, GGG does not own signature triumphs and only Kassim Ouma nearly managed to last 30 minutes with the powerhouse in June 2011.
Hence, facing a decent veteran pugilist, perhaps Golovkin and Geale will provide “a great show, a great fight.”
However, in all likelihood, Gennady Golovkin will knock Daniel Geale onto Queer Street within eight rounds.