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Martinez vs Macklin Gives Tyson Fury The Boot From MSG

By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Lou DiBella spoke with Daily Mirror about a possible middleweight fight between Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27KOs) and Matthew Macklin (28-3, 19KOs) on March 17th at New York's Madison Square Garden.

The fight booted British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury from a big New York showcase, targeted for the same St. Patrick's Day weekend. Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy had tried to reserve the theatre at the Garden for the same date.
 
“I’d heard Mick was trying to get that date for Tyson but I never thought it was going to happen,” said Macklin. “Me and Martinez is a much bigger fight than Tyson. I’ve also fought for the world title and been European ­champion.

“Tyson was never going to sell many tickets in New York because it wouldn’t have been for a world title and it wouldn’t have been against a big name. It was probably just a bit of publicity by Mick.”

Macklin’s New York-based promoter Lou DiBella says Hennessy was never going to obtain the date because he doesn't have a promoter's license in the United States.

“Mick Hennessy had put a hold on the date initially, but Mick’s not licensed as a promoter there,” DiBella said. “In New York, you can’t hold a venue without a promoter’s licence and I had put in for the date with the State Athletic Commission, which Mick had neglected to do. Therefore, I asserted my right to book the Garden.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mikhnienko on 12-20-2011

Martinez sticking to his word and only fighting big name guys that Americans know and can bring in huge money :ugh: :smashfrea I no longer regard his as the MW champion, too much of a disgrace.

Comment by HBGBoxingFan on 12-20-2011

I don't really understand why DiBella is feeding Macklin to Martinez this quickly. It would make more sense to have him face Lee in an all Irish showdown on St. Patty's Day @ MSG. He just signed with him and…

Comment by mathed on 12-20-2011

They both have Dibella as a promoter, he is taking a page from Arum's book, double profits for him.

Comment by jrosales13 on 12-20-2011

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;11585282]That's too expensive to be on a single HBO date. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/EpaiB.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Well I guess Geale is already has an opponent lined up. Which can and should leave the door open for a Pirog-Lee fight on the undercard. I don't see…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 12-20-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;11585216]They should have Pirog-Geale/Lee on the undercard. Or do a triple header of Martinez-Macklin, Pirog-Geale, and Lee-Barker. Start working on making Martinez-Pirog.[/QUOTE] That's too expensive to be on a single HBO date. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/EpaiB.jpg[/IMG]

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