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Macklin Stands By As New Foe is Being Pursued

By Luke Furman

Top middleweight contender Matthew Macklin (29-5, 20K0s) is waiting for a late replacement to get secured after Willie Nelson (21-1-1, 12KOs) withdrew with an elbow injury that is going to keep him out of the ring until the first quarter of 2014.

They were scheduled to meet on December 7th at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. HBO was televising the fight as part of the card being headlined by Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Joseph Agbeko.

Macklin is looking to recover from the June three round knockout loss to IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. He already hooked back up with trainer Joe Gallagher and also added former opponent Jaime Moore to his corner.

Macklin's promoter, Lou DiBella, is hunting for a new opponent with less than a month to go.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LouIE G on 11-12-2013

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;13922924]It that something you got a reference for or just what you've heard bandied about on the forum (I've mentioned Mora as one of the few semi-credible opponents out there with Lee, Truax and Vera). I know, why doesn't Mack…

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 11-12-2013

[QUOTE=drenlou;13922884]From wut i heard [B]mora is being lined up for ggg in feb[/B][/QUOTE] It that something you got a reference for or just what you've heard bandied about on the forum (I've mentioned Mora as one of the few semi-credible…

Comment by LouIE G on 11-12-2013

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;13922553]This but you know Dibella won't go for it.[/QUOTE] From wut i heard mora is being lined up for ggg in feb

Comment by Evil Abed on 11-12-2013

They should call Proksa.

Comment by daggum on 11-12-2013

[QUOTE=HardSciFi;13922556][B]I guess I'm in the minority, but I really felt Macklin would do well against Nelson.[/B] Macklin is a good puncher and talented fighter and I didn't like how Nelson fought on his back legs in the last fight. I…

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