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Macklin Has Perez-Golovkin-Geale Conspiracy Theory

by David P. Greisman

The shoulder injury that sidelined Mike Perez for his heavyweight bout against Bryant Jennings also led to the cancellation of the entire May 24 card in Corpus Christi, Texas, meaning middleweight contender Matthew Macklin would no longer be facing former titleholder Daniel Geale on that date.

The news of Perez’s injury was announced May 9. On May 11, a report mentioned that Geale is now in negotiations for a July fight with 160-pound world titleholder Gennady Golovkin.

And that led Macklin to float a conspiracy theory:

“Very strange how Chavez vs GGG fight falls through, Geale vs me is off. 24 hours later Geale [is] in talks to fight GGG in July on HBO Boxing,” Macklin wrote in a series of tweets, which I’ve slightly edited solely for cosmetic reasons.

“All I'm saying is GGG is promoted by K2 [Promotions]. GGG needs an opponent for July with no Chavez fight. Perez also promoted by K2 on HBO Boxing. Jennings & Geale both [are] promoted by Gary Shaw. GGG is HBO Boxing’s poster boy in need of a credible opponent for his July date now [that the] Chavez fight has fallen through. My fight with Geale is off, then less than 24 hours later it's confirmed negotiations for a fight with GGG! Do the math.”

Macklin, 31, lost to Golovkin via a body shot knockout in the third round of their June 2013 bout. He returned in December, outpointing Lamar Russ on HBO to move to 30-5 with 20 knockouts. He is promoted by DiBella Entertainment.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pigeons on 05-17-2014

Shocking. K2 lies as well. Oh man, here I thought they were honest because they promote the good boy. Promoters folks, they are all satan.

Comment by Dr Rumack on 05-17-2014

That's nuts. He called it right from the start. Jesus this sport is a cesspit :lol1:

Comment by 285Kid on 05-17-2014

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;14541688]K2/HBO should give Macklin an undercard slot in the the Golovkin show at least.[/QUOTE] Macklin vs Kirkland

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 05-17-2014

Case closed. Macklin's conpiracy theory was correct. @danrafaelespn another shock!!!!!!!!!!— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) May 17, 2014

Comment by Weebler I on 05-17-2014

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;14560250]Hah, this is weird. Remember how I said if Jenings-Perez is moved to the Golovkin undercard, it would be blatant? @ChrisMannixSI @BYJennings I'm now buying Macklin***39;s conspiracy theory.— Edwin Alvarenga (@EdwinAA) May 17, 2014

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