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Macklin Over Limit For IBF 2nd Day Weigh-In

By Elliot Foster

Matthew Macklin will not come out with the IBF Inter-Continental middleweight title tonight, whether he wins or not.

The 33-year-old failed the check weigh-in ahead of his crossroads clash against Brian Rose, for the vacant belt, live on Sky Sports Box Office at the O2 Arena in London.

IBF rules stipulate that fighters contesting a title belonging to that particular governing body can only gain 10 pounds in weight from the weigh-in until 9am the following morning, on the day of the fight.

Macklin (34-6, 22 KOs) tipped the scales at 11st 5lbs 7oz at yesterday’s public weigh-in, but he put on 11-and-a-half pounds and came in a pound-and-a-half over this morning, meaning that the title is only on the line for Rose (28-3-1, 8 KOs), 31, who put on just seven pounds more than the 11st 5lbs 5oz he weighed yesterday.

Elsewhere, Lee Selby (22-1, 8 KOs) was a pound inside the rehydration limit ahead of his mandatory IBF featherweight title defence against Eric Hunter (21-3, 11 KOs).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Funky_Monk on 04-09-2016

[QUOTE=Goyotronico;16595028]that is something that the other governing or sanctioning bodies should incorporate, that way there would be no handicap or other fighters taking advantage of their dehydration capabilities, apples to apples, pure talent instead of weight advantage.[/QUOTE] That's a pretty…

Comment by Goyotronico on 04-09-2016

that is something that the other governing or sanctioning bodies should incorporate, that way there would be no handicap or other fighters taking advantage of their dehydration capabilities, apples to apples, pure talent instead of weight advantage.

Comment by -PBP- on 04-09-2016

If only the IBF had better rankings

Comment by Funky_Monk on 04-09-2016

[QUOTE=BrometheusBob.;16594502]I think it's a good thing, but it will be hard to keep this rule if none of the other governing bodies do as a lot of fighters will just avoid fighting for an IBF belt. Also, does this mean…

Comment by BrometheusBob. on 04-09-2016

[QUOTE=Funky_Monk;16594497]So it would seem, can't decide if this is a positive or negative development!?![/QUOTE] I think it's a good thing, but it will be hard to keep this rule if none of the other governing bodies do as a lot…

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