Boxing

 
                  === Geale beats Sturm to claim WBA title ===
 
 Oberhausen,  Germany  (Sports Network) -  IBF champion  Daniel Geale won a 12-
 round  split  decision  over Felix  Sturm  to  take  the  WBA title  in  their
 middleweight unification bout on Saturday.
 
 Geale (28-1) won by scores of 116-112, 116-112, 112-116.
 
 Sturm (37-3-2) suffered his first defeat since 2006.
 
 09/01 20:11:28 ET

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