Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Macklin Arrested, Not Charged on “Public Order” offenses

by David P. Greisman

Three-time middleweight title challenger Matthew Macklin was taken into police custody in Ireland last week on “public order offenses,” though he received a caution from authorities instead of being charged with a crime, according to Irish newspaper The Herald.

The article, citing an anonymous source, said Macklin “got involved in a bit of a scrap and had to be arrested … and was released a few hours later.” The article’s writer — the newspaper’s crime correspondent — then decided to spend several sentences connecting Macklin to people and places involved in organized crime, even though there was no indication that this information had anything to do with the alleged offense for which Macklin was not charged.

At least the writer did note that Macklin “has no involvement in crime.”

Macklin, 32, lost to Felix Sturm by controversial split decision in June 2011, to Sergio Martinez by late stoppage in March 2012, and to Gennady Golovkin by body-shot knockout in June 2013. He returned in December, outpointing Lamar Russ on HBO to move to 30-5 with 20 knockouts.

He had initially been scheduled to face Daniel Geale on May 24 in Texas, but when headlining heavyweight Mike Perez pulled out with a reported injury ahead of a clash with Bryant Jennings, the entire card was canceled. Perez-Jennings will end up as the undercard co-feature to the July 26 fight between Golovkin and Geale.

Pick up a copy of David’s book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide. Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

Tags: Matthew Macklin image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr Rumack on 06-08-2014

I've heard stories about Macklin associating with higher ups in the Dublin drug scene before alright. Don't know how much truth is in it, he doesn't seem like the type.

Comment by shawn4943 on 06-08-2014

Wow, what a *****! You've never been in an altercation. If you haven't you are either intimidating as **** and no one would ever mess with you, or you're a *****.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-08-2014

He young doe.

Comment by Sparked_26 on 06-08-2014

he got cautioned for a public order offence. Essentially, he didn't do [B]s[/B]hit.

Comment by Corelone on 06-08-2014

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;14642817]Wow what a thug[/QUOTE] When's the last time Lord Fauntleroy boxed for a title? Heck, Money brawls over ....s at a hamburger stand

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Joshua: Takam is Tough, Late Switch Has Not Affected Camp Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor! Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison Grinding Hard at Workouts Hearn Feels Takam Will Be More Durable Than Pulev in Joshua Bout Ricky Hatton Confident That Zhakiyanov Will Shock Burnett Team Sauerland, SPORT1 Agree on Three Year TV Deal World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final in Saudi Arabia Ray Beltran Manager is Fired Up - Tears Apart Terry Flanagan David Benavidez: Golovkin Not Slowing Down, A lot of Years Left Spence: Lamont Peterson Was the Welterweight Willing to Step Up! Frank Warren on Amir Khan: Perfect Return Bout is Bradley Skeete! Hearn: Bellew The Favorite in Rematch, Haye is Over if He Loses Shane McGuigan Has No Regrets Over Split With Frampton, Haye Lauren Confident That She Will Get Revenge on Cecilia Braekhus Conrad Cummings Inks With MTK Global Groves: If I Box Like I Did With Cox - Then Eubank Has No Chance! Beterbiev: I Was Ready For Andre Ward - I'm Ready For Anyone News: Nurse vs. Catterall, Mohamed Soltby, Andrew Moloney Botha: Joseph Parker is Like Muhammad Ali - He Can Unify Belts Suddenly, Promoting The 154-Pounders is a Growth Industry Wilder: Anthony Joshua Don't Sound Confident About Us Fighting! Derry Mathews Staying Away, Not Planning To Make Return NSAC Head: Adalaide Byrd Not Suspended, Expect Her Back Soon Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez Confirmed For 2018 Rigondeaux: I'm Not a Dead Body Like Other Lomachenko Foes Malignaggi: Haymon, Dana White Spoke About McGregor Fight Frank Bruno Gets Trainer's Licence From BBBofC Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Finalized For October 28 Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias Undercard Update Daniel Jacobs HBO Special To Debut on November 4 Pulev Reportedly Injured, Anthony Joshua Fight in Jeopardy Photos: Lauren Tries To French Kiss Cecilia Braekhus at Presser Whyte: Wilder May Face Audley Harrison Again Instead of Me! Benavidez on Sparring Ramirez: It Was So Good I Could Sell Tapes Josh Warrington Aims To Land Stadium Fight With Carl Frampton Weekend Review: The Rise of Jermell Charlo Hurd's Plan: Make Mandatory Defense, Fight Lara, Then Charlo Spence: Thurman Has Been Making Excuses; I'm Waiting On Him Mayhem at 154: Post-Tripleheader Report Card Josh Taylor Believes Ricky Burns Fight is No Longer Viable
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement