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 Last update:  3/15/2012       Read more by David P. Greisman         
   
McGirt: Patience, Pressure, Defense Beats Sergio Martinez
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by David P. Greisman

Buddy McGirt is training Matthew Macklin for his March 17 fight against middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. He spoke briefly with BoxingScene.com about the bout.

BoxingScene.com: What advantages is Macklin bringing into this fight with Sergio Martinez?

McGirt: “I think that Matthew, one, he has a lot of determination, but two, he’s very smart. He sees a lot of things. He comes to the gym every day. He understands certain things that he has to do to win this fight.”

BoxingScene.com: What does Macklin have to do to win?

McGirt: “Number one, you have to be patient with Martinez. You can’t stand in front of him, and you can’t bum rush him, because if you bum rush him, he eats you up. So if you put pressure on him, you have to put smart pressure on him. You got to be controlled. You got to be smart. Your defense has to be tight. Martinez sets traps. He’s good at setting traps. And then he explodes.”

BoxingScene.com: What did you take away from Martinez’s performance against Darren Barker, which some felt was sub-par? Did that give you any ideas on how to approach this fight?

McGirt: “I don’t even look at that fight. I just don’t. Who knows if Barker was that good, or was Martinez just having one of those days? You really don’t know. Matthew’s not judging Martinez on his last fight, because once Martinez picked it up, it was all over.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to fightingwords1@gmail.com

Tags: Sergio Martinez , Matthew Macklin , Martinez-Macklin , Martinez vs Macklin



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comment by Brother Jay, on 03-16-2012
[QUOTE=Cab Driver]mcgirt is garbage, his win over rjj was overrated.[/QUOTE] The win over RJJ was overrated because Jones was shot after losing 26lbs of muscle in 6 weeks coming down from HW. But that wasn't the point. McGirt took Tarver, who was at the time written off and contemplating...

comment by Cab Driver, on 03-16-2012
mcgirt is garbage, his win over rjj was overrated.

comment by tredh, on 03-16-2012
[quote=Dirk Diggler UK]McGirt is a curse. When was the last time he was actually in the winning corner?[/quote] I don't think McGirt is a curse he actually gives great advice in the corner between rounds. Its just that his fighters can't execute because they are in against fighters that are bet...

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 03-16-2012
[QUOTE=sirron000]McGirt knows what his fighters are capable of doing in the ring and why not stop it if its something he know they can't overcome. Never heard one of his fighter complain about him stopping it..[/QUOTE] http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00658/paulie_280x390_658980a.jpg

comment by sirron000, on 03-16-2012
[QUOTE=mathed]LOL...this happens like 90% of the time[/QUOTE] McGirt knows what his fighters are capable of doing in the ring and why not stop it if its something he know they can't overcome. Never heard one of his fighter complain about him stopping it..

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