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Macklin: Sturm Tried To Take 40% of My Future Earnings!

by Chris LaBate

According to middleweight contender Matthew Macklin (28-3, 19KOs), WBA champion Felix Sturm tried to force him into a rematch agreement that would guarantee Sturm a 40% take of Macklin's future earnings. Macklin lost a controversial split decision victory to Sturm in June 2011. Macklin is scheduled to face middleweight king Sergio Martinez on March 17th at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Macklin told Daily Express: “Sturm took it on points but everyone in the arena that night knew who won the fight. It was a joke. But then you have to knock them out in Germany to get a draw. Sturm offered me a rematch but said he would only agree to it if he could take 40% of my future earnings. There was no way I was going to sign up for that. No boxer would have done so."

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

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;11631850]This arrangement is reminiscent of Jim Braddock's with Joe Louis. As part of the payment for giving Louis a shot at Braddock's heavyweight title, Louis had to pay Braddock 10% of all his future purses. If Sturm does the same…

Comment by mushahadeen on 01-05-2012

If that's true, Sturm is kind of a douchebag.

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-05-2012

the way it was it was 10% of LOUIS' future earnings which was big $$ 4 the day...figure Macklin won't be around or earn what Joe did, prorated even before taxes...Sturm's a champ as long as he stays w/WBA &…

Comment by Cleaver on 01-05-2012

Dirty paper champion, he should have been encouraging Macklin to fight him because you could see in the first fight that Sturm had the wrong tactics in the first six rounds. Once he started to let his fists go, Macklin…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 01-05-2012

[QUOTE=taansend;11631964]Batt - I heard that wasn't actually true & the deal was that Braddock got 10% of Louis MANAGEMENTS' cut - still a decent amount in itself. I'm fairly certain I read that in a Louis biography & the press…

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