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Macklin Hungry For Sturm Win To Justify Career Switch

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

MATTHEW MACKLIN hopes to justify his decision to give up on a law career by winning the world ­middleweight title on Saturday.

Matthew Macklin takes on Felix Sturm, 32, for the local hero’s WBA title in Germany in the biggest night of his ten-year boxing career.

Macklin, 29, dropped out of a law degree at Coventry University to focus on boxing.

He said: “If I won this, it would more than justify my decision to pack up university.

“As soon as I started at uni I entered the world junior amateur championships and still managed to get through some exams.

“After Christmas 2001, I boxed six times in the ABA championships and, because I was tight at the weight, I was training like a full-time professional.

“I started missing lectures and then I would fall behind in the seminar.

“Bit by bit I was falling well off course and met with the year tutor and told her what the craic was.

“She suggested I gave boxing my full attention because university was something I could always come back to at any time later in my life.

“I wanted her to say it was the right thing to do, so it would be easier to break the news to my parents!”

Felix Sturm v Matthew Macklin & Kell Brook v Lovemore N’Dou, Sky Sports 1, Saturday, 10pm

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