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Matthew Macklin | Boxing Futures

Khan opens his gym to Gallagher camp

WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has opened his Bolton gym to trainer Joe Gallagher and his camp after the respected trainer left his gym in Manchester.

Gallagher revealed in his MEN column last week that he would be leaving Kerry Kayes’ Betta Bodies gym after three years at the Denton premises where Ricky Hatton and Billy Graham plotted the Hitman’s route to worldwide stardom.

Sturm confirms Macklin rematch

WBA middleweight super champion Felix Sturm has confirmed his rematch with Matthew Macklin for a date in November after calling for the Irishman to settle their dispute like ‘men’.

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Macklin denied by judges in Germany

Matthew Macklin was on the wrong end of a contentious split points decision following an engrossing WBA middleweight title clash against Felix Sturm in Germany.

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Sturm vs Macklin weigh-in pictures

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm and challenger Matthew Macklin both made weight at Friday’s official weigh-in for their world title showdown at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on Saturday night.

Sturm easily made the 160 pound limit, tipping the scale at 158lbs while Macklin weighed in at 159lbs. Both fighters looked to be in tremendous physical shape and ready to go.

Macklin says seven-month lay off won’t affect him

Middleweight title challenger Matthew Macklin has reassured fans that his seven-month lay off will not hinder his chances of snatching the WBA belt from champion Felix Sturm this weekend.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Macklin who has not fought since December last year revealed that the prospect of fighting for a title was the only incentive he needed to produce the goods come fight night.

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Macklin: ‘Me and Haye will do job in Germany’

Matthew Macklin says he and David Haye will return from Germany triumphant over the coming fortnight as both men attempt to wrest world titles from longstanding champions in the Central European country.

Nick Blackwell: Ready to beat the odds

Nearly two years to the day since turning pro, hot prospect Nick Blackwell faces off against St Helens’ Martin Murray for the vacant British middleweight title this weekend and our man James Williams caught up with the highly-rated youngster to find out how he’s coping with the task ahead.


Blackwell became the youngest-ever English titleholder when he won the English middleweight belt in November last year and victory on Saturday would make him one of the youngest ever British champions aged just 20 years 234 days old on fight night.

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Barker: ‘Macklin is swerving me’

Darren Barker has told Matthew Macklin that their long awaited fight must happen this year if they get through their upcoming title fights.

Barker takes on Domenico Spada at London’s Olympia on Saturday night for the vacant European middleweight title he was forced to surrender when he pulled out of a defence against Macklin through injury.

Barker gets European title shot

‘Dazzling’ Darren Barker will return to the ring on April 30 against Domenico Spada for the vacant European Middleweight title at London Olympia.

Barker and Spada are ranked six and seven in the WBC rankings and their showdown for the European belt could open the door for a World title shot in the summer against the winner of Sebastian Zbik and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s bout on June 4 in Los Angeles.

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