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Winky Wright-Matthew Macklin is Signed For April 9

By Lem Satterfield

According to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, and a source close to promoter Frank Warren, former world champion Winky Wright will end a near two-year ring absence on April 9 when the 39-year-old will take on middleweight Matthew Macklin of England, likely on the under card of a main event matching Mexican, three-division champions, Juan Manuel Marquez and Erik Morales in a lightweight (135 pounds) clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ghost deini on 01-18-2011

[QUOTE=gingeralbino;9973162]Winky is nearly 40, hasnt fought in 2 years, hasnt won in over 4 years, and hasnt KOd anyone in about 9 years. Warren knows what he's doing. Take an old inactive big name opponent, and feed him to one…

Comment by Monkz on 01-18-2011

Wow, I kept hearing rumours Winky wanted to fight I seriously doubted them but now this, I hope he's got something left, either way it'll be great to see him back in the ring. War Winky!

Comment by gingeralbino on 01-18-2011

[QUOTE=Sparked_1985;9973237]There are great fights to be made with: Barker, Macklin, Lee and Duddy. Although, I think poor old Duddy has been to the well one too many times now. I hope he gets a good wedge against Andy Lee.[/QUOTE] not…

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 01-18-2011

[QUOTE=gingeralbino;9973232]nope, wanted to see him v Barker tbh. I have Macklin down as a good domestic/Euro level fighter. Better than most, but not world class. Macklin and Pirog were meant to fight about a year ago. What happened with that?…

Comment by gingeralbino on 01-18-2011

[QUOTE=Sparked_1985;9973210]It's good match-making in a sense. But Winky is still Winky. Apart from Asiakianen (sp?) Macklin has never looked like a world-class fighter.[/QUOTE] nope, wanted to see him v Barker tbh. I have Macklin down as a good domestic/Euro level…

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