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Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin Clash at MSG in 2012?

Middleweight Matthew Macklin may opt for a shot at WBC champion Sergio Martinez instead of a rematch with Felix Sturm.

Macklin, 29, lost a controversial split decision for Sturm's WBA title but although a second fight is in the offing, other options are available.

Macklin told BBC WM: "There's talk about me fighting Sergio Martinez in Madison Square Garden.

"I did think I won the (Sturm) fight, so Martinez would be my first choice."

However, negotiations for a rematch with Sturm are already in progress so while Macklin finds a bout with Martinez more appealing, meeting Sturm is not out of the question.

"They're talking about 25 November back in Cologne, but I would like to get it somewhere else, over here or in Ireland or in America," Macklin said.

"After what happened I am a bit 'once bitten twice shy' but I am still interested in a rematch because I do think I can beat him even better."

Macklin says his performance against Sturm was the best of his career so far, eclipsing his displays in his battling defeat to Jamie Moore and winning the British and European titles.

He is sure he will now be taken very seriously as a world-title contender thanks to the boost his profile has taken.

"It's exploded, I've jumped up five levels," he said.

"All the big hitters in the boxing world loved the fight and had me winning big so, from a career point of view, my stock's gone through the roof.

"As disappointing as it is not to have the world title wrapped around my waist, I think my future's very bright and I've proved myself," Macklin added.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CumulousClouds on 07-01-2011

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;10775251]i'm not being sarcastic either. it's outrageous to ask Steroidgio to move up in weight to fight fighters bigger than him. however, it totally makes sense to ask small WWs like floyd and pac to fight Steroidgio.[/QUOTE] Haha I gotcha!…

Comment by mushahadeen on 07-01-2011

[QUOTE=CumulousClouds;10775111]I wasn't being sarcastic...I was being serious fool![/QUOTE] i'm not being sarcastic either. it's outrageous to ask Steroidgio to move up in weight to fight fighters bigger than him. however, it totally makes sense to ask small WWs like floyd…

Comment by Spit Venom on 07-01-2011

[QUOTE=CumulousClouds;10775111]I wasn't being sarcastic...I was being serious fool![/QUOTE] I think he wasnt either and Martinez is dead serious fighting Pac or May.

Comment by CumulousClouds on 07-01-2011

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;10775099]no, he should make small WWs move 2 weight classes up to fight him. ???[/QUOTE] I wasn't being sarcastic...I was being serious fool!

Comment by mushahadeen on 07-01-2011

[QUOTE=CumulousClouds;10775081]LOL! He should fight froch-ward winner huh?[/QUOTE] no, he should make small WWs move 2 weight classes up to fight him. ???

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