Macklin Reunites With McGirt For Sergio Martinez Clash

By Terence Dooley

Matthew Macklin has teamed up with Buddy McGirt ahead of his world middleweight title fight with Sergio Martinez.  Macklin leaves for New York later this week and will hook up with his former mentor once he arrives in the USA.  The two worked together when Macklin left Billy Graham in 2008 only to part company when Macklin opted to remain in the UK ahead of his fights.  'Mack The Knife' has been training under the stewardship of Joe Gallagher since 2009 and has won British and European honours with the coach as well as pushing Felix Sturm hard for the WBA belt.

Macklin, 28-3 (19), hopes to upset the odds when meeting Martinez on March 17 and has decided to train and fight out of the US since inking a deal with Lou DiBella, prompting the decision to join up with McGirt once again.  Buddy won world titles at light-welter and welterweight, he has worked with Paulie Malignaggi and Antonio Tarver during his coaching career and will hope to help his British charge score a big win over the consensus 160lb boss.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Spray_resistant on 01-05-2012

"I ain't going to let you take punishment like that baby, I am stopping the fight I love you".

Comment by right hand jab on 01-05-2012

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;11632169]Only casual fans believe Sergio Martinez is any good. If Macklin doesn't win this easily, he should retire.[/QUOTE] There you go again with the same old tried and trusted method, the rather poorly attempted "casual fan" put down. It's quite…

Comment by DTanc on 01-05-2012

OH NO NOT BUDDY MCGIRT!! Macklin just lost the fight

Comment by mushahadeen on 01-05-2012

[QUOTE=right hand jab;11632081]Yeah?...If you can't beat the undisputed middle champ and top three P4P boxer, well, you might as well call it a day! LOL![/QUOTE] Only casual fans believe Sergio Martinez is any good. If Macklin doesn't win this easily,…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 01-05-2012

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;11630212][IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA So true, taking bets, I got Sergio

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