Re: Official Poll : Is Macklin ducking Barker ????
No Macklin is not ducking Barker.
Barker has no world ranking, and a victory would not benefit Macklin in the slightest. Thanks to his rather inept promoter Barker is now playing catch-up.
Prior to Elcock-Macklin, Macklin's career was going nowhere, and he was fortunate that Hennessy had only a few headline fighters, and was thus reluctant to pit two of his few belt-holders against each other.
However since that win over Elcock Macklin's career has moved on at a pace, whilst Barker is still fighting the same substandard opposition (no fault of his own).
I presume like most fighters Macklin wants the sort of fights that gets him discussed in wider circles, and not just on the Brit forum.
The fact that this question is being posed is evidence of a ridiculously insular mentality.
Last edited by ollyc; 03-01-2010 at 11:47 AM.