Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Matthew Macklin Returns 9/27 on Abraham-Smith Bill

By John MacDonald

BoxingScene.com understands that Matthew Macklin 30-5 (20KOs) will box on the undercard of Arthur Abraham’s WBO super middleweight defence against Paul Smith in Kiel, Germany on September 27 before returning to Dublin on November 15.

The three-time world title challenger had been set to face Jorge Sebastien Heiland in a WBC eliminator on August 30 in Dublin but the card was postponed after his trainer, Jamie Moore, was twice in the legs, in Marbella. The fight would have been his first fight under the Matchroom Sport promotional banner and a “homecoming” for the Englishman of Irish descent but will now take place a few months later than originally planned.

The 32-year-old will be returning to Germany for the first time since controversially missing out the WBA middleweight “Super” title held by Felix Sturm. Macklin dropped a split decision to the champion in a fight that many spectators believe that he had done enough to deserve the nod.

 Since then Macklin put up a brave, but ultimately unsuccessful, challenge against Sergio Martinez before being retired by his corner at the end of the 11th round. A third tilt at world honours came against Kazakh puncher, Gennady Golovkin who dispatched of him in the third with a sickening body shot.

For Macklin, he hopes it will be fourth time lucky as promoter Eddie Hearn looks to guide him to the title that has so far eluded him with big domestic clashes with Andy Lee and Martin Murray also possibilities for next year.

Tags: Matthew Macklin image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eastcoast on 08-22-2014

Is Macklin sure he wants to be fighting a WBC eliminator? Golovkin is about to become the champion he'd have to face. I could see Macklin & Murray (WBC Silver champion) facing off before enforcing any mandatories. Also, Curtis Stevens…

Comment by St. Johns Gent on 08-22-2014

With all due respect but, why are there articles about Matthew Macklin every single week???? I might be exaggeratin but it seems that, due to his exposure on this forum, everything this guy does is relevant when in reality he…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Saunders: I'll Beat Lemieux Convincingly, No Robbery Worries Frank Warren Says Door is Wide Open For Scott Quigg To Join Parker: I'm a Big Risk - Joshua Needs Over 65%, Rematch Clause Parker Promoter: More People Contacted Us About Joshua's Chin Joshua's Promoter: I Can't See a Wilder Deal, Parker More Likely Video: Golden Boy's Diaz Talks Cotto vs. Ali, Arum's Beef, More Alexander Dimitrenko Back on December 22, Adrian Granat Too Sergey Kovalev - From a Single Point to a Question Mark Wilder To Hearn: Add Joshua To Whyte Deal - I'll Whip Their Asses! Video: Kathy Duva Breaks Down HBO Triple, Kovalev's Return Video: Jason Sosa Discusses Yuriorkis Gamboa Showdown Sullivan Barrera to face Sergey Kovalev or Dmitry Bivol in 2018? Farmer Confident of Title Win: None of These Dudes Can Beat Me! Austin Trout: I Would Love To Fight Julian Williams Shabranskyy Sparred With Bivol, Benavidez for Kovalev Fight Video: Yuriorkis Gamboa Discusses Career, Jason Sosa Clash Video: Sergey Kovalev Talks Ward, Shabranskyy, Car Accident David Haye Vows To Recover, To Come Back Strong in 2018 Golovkin Blown Away By Treatment in The Motherland - Mexico Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jason Sosa - Go Face To Face Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Felix Valera - Square Up in New York City Photos: Kovalev, Shabranskyy - Face To Face at Final Presser Peltz: Sosa-Gamboa Will Be HBO's Fight of the Night Saturday Eubank Sr. Takes a Deep Dig at Groves' Trainer Shane McGuigan Parker Promoter To Hearn: Worry About Joshua's Chin, Not Presser! James Toney To Joshua: Put on Big-Boy Pants, Come Fight in U.S. News: Cornflake LaManna, Blair Cobbs, Liliana Palmera, More Hearn Thinks Parker Promoter is Bonkers After Presser on Joshua Oscar Valdez To Target Carl Frampton Showdown in 2018 Gary Russell Jr: Will Golden Boy Promotions Let Diaz Fight Me? Duva: 'Irrelevant' Stevenson Has No Interest in Fighting Kovalev Eubank Sr: I Don't See How George Groves Will Go The Distance Wanheng Menayothin Goes for 49-0 in Upcoming Defense Pedro Guevara on Shiro Loss: In Mexico I Could've Gotten Decision McCullough, McCarthy, Ward and Crocker Eager For More Nathaniel Gallimore Stays Busy With Knockout Victory Parker: I'll Make Tyson Fury Rich By Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Agron Smakici: I Want To Fight With Alexander Dimitrenko Pacquiao Fed Up With Politics, Roach Hopes He Stops Boxing Vijender Singh Expects To Face Rocky Fielding in March
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement