Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sturm vs Macklin Clash Moved To New Date of June 25

By Phil D. Jay

Amidst a hotbed of British and Irish talent hoping to make it to world level, Matthew Macklin’s confirmation that he will meet WBA “super” middleweight champion Felix Sturm is another boost for Irish boxing and along with Nathan Cleverly and Ryan Rhodes’s world title shots, could be followed by more in the near future.

The UK already has four world title holders in Amir Khan, who is WBA light-welterweight champion, David Haye, the WBA heavyweight champion, Carl Froch, who holds the WBC super-middleweight title and Ricky Burns, the WBO super-featherweight champion and will be looking to make it six by the middle of the summer.

Cleverly, 24, faces Juergen Braehmer for the WBO light-heavyweight title on May 21st at the O2 Arena in London, then just four weeks later, Ryan Rhodes, 34, travels to Mexico to face new WBC 154lb champion Saul Alvarez, hot on the heels of Matthew Hatton’s challenge against the Mexican superstar.

28 year-old Macklin will travel to the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, to meet Felix Sturm on June 25, a week earlier than first announced, for his date with destiny and after Willie Casey and Paul McCloskey came up short recently, will be looking to give the Irish fans something to cheer.

Add to that the likes of John Murray, Andy Lee, Kell Brook, Dereck Chisora, Ola Afolabi, Ashley Theophane, Andy Murray, Tyson Fury, Kevin Mitchell, James DeGale, George Groves, Patrick Hyland, Gavin Rees and Gary Buckland, there could be a lot more to come in the next twelve months from the British and Irish contingent.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxer38 on 04-20-2011

Felix Sturm will handle anyone at 154 or 160 not named Sergio Martinez. But he has the best chance out of anyone in those two divisions to beat him. Felix Sturm beat Oscar De La Hoya!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t! Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao Card, Future of PPV, More Estrada's Promoter Expects Chocolatito To Get KO'd in Rematch Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Go Face To Face in Chicago Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Bryant Perrella in Four Rounds Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot Ashley Theophane Tops Mayweather Promotions Card on Oct. 8 Photos: Nonito Doniare, Jessie Magdaleno - Go Face To Face Tyson Fury Will Be Back, Getting Help - Says Trainer Peter Fury Braehmer Will Have His Eye on Kovalev vs. Ward Winner Oscar Valdez Vows To Put on a Show on Pacquiao vs. Vargas Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Deal in Place, Nov. 26 Humberto Soto Will Now Face Daniel Ruiz on October 1 Danny Garcia's Handlers Tried To Secure Eggington, Says Hearn Jamie Cox Feels He Would Topple DeGale, Jack, Ramirez, De Carolis Photos: Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington - Face To Face at Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement