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Matthew Macklin

# matthew-macklin - Monday 21 July, 2014

Matthew Macklin’s Dublin fight will be an official world title eliminator

WBC International champion Jorge Sebastien Heiland confirmed as Macklin’s opponent in Dublin’s National Stadium on August 30th.

# matthew-macklin - Thursday 3 July, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Macklin, the mighty Bouch, a legend in a taxi and all today’s sport

Don’t worry, the World Cup will be back with a bang tomorrow.

Matthew Macklin confirms Irish homecoming fight in Dublin next month

Is this the final step on the road to a Macklin v Lee showdown?

# matthew-macklin - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Lar Corbett and Matthew Macklin in bid to buy the birthplace of the GAA

The sports stars have set their sights on purchasing the Thurles hotel that went into receivership last year.

# matthew-macklin - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Look out old Macky is back! Macklin ready to rekindle title dream

Matthew Macklin fights the undefeated Lamar Russ on American primetime TV tonight.

# matthew-macklin - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Lee sets his sights on Macklin after easy Hafner victory

An All-Irish middleweight bout could take place early next year.

# matthew-macklin - Thursday 31 October, 2013

# matthew-macklin - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Macklin defeated by Golovkin in 3rd round KO

The Irish boxer failed to curtail the Kazakh fighter’s incredible record.

# matthew-macklin - Friday 21 June, 2013

Macklin ready to test Golovkin’s record in world title showdown

Matthew Macklin believes he is “the more proven man” as he prepares to meet unbeaten world champion Gennady Golovkin next weekend.

# matthew-macklin - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Macklin: ‘Each setback has just made me more determined’

Matthew Macklin has warned Kazakh champ Gennady Golovkin that even boxing’s greats hit a bump in the road.

# matthew-macklin - Friday 12 April, 2013

Golovkin bleeds too, says confident Matthew Macklin as world title showdown confirmed

The pair face off in Connecticut this summer.

# matthew-macklin - Monday 11 February, 2013

Save the date? Matthew Macklin calls out Andy Lee for 11 May fight

“I honestly don’t believe he fancies it and never has but he is after digging a hole for himself,” Macklin said this morning.

# matthew-macklin - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Spotted! Darron Gibson and Everton mates train at Matt Macklin’s gym in Marbella

We wouldn’t fancy trading Marbella for Malahide either, Darron.

# matthew-macklin - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Back pages: some of our favourite sportswriting from 2012, part I

Forget about Christmas re-runs on TV — crack open the tin of Roses and enjoy the first part of our bumper sportswriting round-up.

# matthew-macklin - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

The Morning Score: Tuesday

Featuring the Champions League, Matthew Macklin and the latest on Niall Carew’s appointment as Waterford manager.

# matthew-macklin - Monday 19 November, 2012

Macklin accepts Lee’s challenge… but Chavez Jr is top of his wishlist

The Tipperary Tornado has said he would be keen for the fight to take place in Dublin’s O2 Arena.

# matthew-macklin - Saturday 3 November, 2012

VIDEO: The book isn’t closed on my career just yet — Lar Corbett

The likes of Niall Quinn, Donal Óg Cusack and Matthew Macklin hit Thurles for the book launch.

# matthew-macklin - Sunday 16 September, 2012

VIDEO: Macklin back to winning ways with first round stoppage Contender This post contains videos

VIDEO: Macklin back to winning ways with first round stoppage

The Irish middleweight ruthlessly disposed of Joachim Alcine inside three minutes in Las Vegas last night.

# matthew-macklin - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Pride or Prejudice: Martinez and Chavez Jr go head-to-head

As Matthew Macklin looks to get back to winning ways in Las Vegas tonight, Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr meet in a mouth-watering main event. Shane Curtis previews the world title showdown.

# matthew-macklin - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Macklin targets title shot against Daniel Geale

Matthew Macklin feels he is the ideal opponent if Australia’s Daniel Geale defends his world middleweight titles in America.

# matthew-macklin - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Andy Lee ready for ‘biggest fight of my life’

The Irish boxer also admitted to becoming disillusioned with boxing’s politics over the years.

# matthew-macklin - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Andy Lee ‘in the mix’ for Martinez’s next fight, says DiBella

Boxing promoter Lou DiBella has hinted at another Irish test for Sergio Martinez, with Andy Lee waiting in the wings.

# matthew-macklin - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Ireland’s Macklin defeated by Martinez after 11 rounds

The Birmingham-born fighter was beaten on a techical knockout by the world middleweight champion.

# matthew-macklin - Friday 16 March, 2012

Step aside, Sergio: Macklin ready to become the world’s top middleweight

“He is 37 years old now and on Saturday night, he’s going to feel every single day of those 37 years,” promises Tipperary’s favourite son.

# matthew-macklin - Thursday 1 March, 2012

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We’ve got your back: Kelly and Corbett tip Macklin to shine on the big stage

Tipperary hurlers Eoin Kelly and Lar Corbett are in New York this week to support Matthew Macklin ahead of his St Patrick’s Day date with destiny.

# matthew-macklin - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Corner men: Tipp stars to join Macklin at training camp

Eoin Kelly and the recently retired Lar Corbett will join Matthew Macklin in New York ahead of his St Patrick’s Day world title fight.

# matthew-macklin - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Lee set to miss out on Sturm title shot – reports

Sebastian Zbik has emerged as a serious contender to face WBA “Super” middleweight champion Felix Sturm in April, according to reports in Germany.

# matthew-macklin - Monday 23 January, 2012

Sturm brewing as Andy Lee drops off Macklin-Martinez undercard

Andy Lee’s camp have moved to open negotiations for an April title fight against WBA “Super” Middleweight champion Felix Sturm.

# matthew-macklin - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Macklin: I’ll go through walls to knock Martinez out

Matthew Macklin promises to give everything he’s got when he steps into the ring with Sergio Martinez on 17 March.

# matthew-macklin - Monday 9 January, 2012

Resolution: Andy Lee lines up ‘Chocolate’ as he eyes big 2012 Fightin' Irish This post contains videos

Resolution: Andy Lee lines up ‘Chocolate’ as he eyes big 2012

The Limerick boxer was in Ireland over Christmas taking a well earned rest. But, as he comes closer to confirming an opponent for his Paddy’s day bout in New York, the middleweight is about to put a plan into action.

# matthew-macklin - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

‘This is my year’: Andy Lee targets world title in 2012

The Limerick man believes that he is just one win away from landing a shot at one of the middleweight belts.

# matthew-macklin - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Macklin to bounce back with title shot against Martinez?

Irish fighter seems to have impressed American TV execs with his display against Felix Sturm.

# matthew-macklin - Saturday 25 June, 2011

The good and bad of Ireland’s Turkish delight

Two gold medals gets a promising weekend for Irish boxing underway.

# matthew-macklin - Saturday 2 April, 2011

Macklin goes his own way

Gavin Grace has boxing against the ropes and is going to deliver some heavy body blows until he gets all the news.