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Sebastian Sylvester to defend belt May 7

Updated: March 23, 2011, 11:34 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Middleweight titlist Sebastian Sylvester will make his mandatory defense on May 7 against Australia's Daniel Geale, who will travel to Sylvester's home country of Germany to face him.

The camps struck a deal this week, shortly before a purse bid would have been held to determine who promoted the fight. The bout will take place in Neubrandenburg.

Sylvester (34-3-1, 16 KOs), who is coming off a lopsided unanimous decision against countryman Mahir Oral in his third title defense ...

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