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Old 09-24-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Buddy McGirt: “The fight with Sergio Martinez took Matthew Macklin to another level”
Published September 24, 2012 | By eastside | 19 Comments


By Joseph Herron: After his one round blow out of former Junior Middleweight title holder Joachim Alcine on September 15th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Matthew Macklin is considered once again to be among the best of the Middleweight division.

Despite losing his second world title opportunity to universally recognized Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez earlier this year, the Irish puncher wasn’t discouraged as a result of the knock-out loss.

Renowned trainer Buddy McGirt is convinced that Matthew was actually encouraged by his gritty performance against the best fighter at 160 pounds.


“Matthew is ready for anyone in the Middleweight division. The loss to Sergio Martinez didn’t derail my fighter. The opposite really occurred. The fight with Martinez took Macklin’s game to another level. In preparation for that fight, he was forced to work out some new wrinkles in his fight game and it’s made him a more complete fighter as a result.”

The tough Irishman has recently received serious consideration as a possible title challenger for the IBF and Super WBA Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale, as well as the hard punching WBA Regular title holder Gennady Golovkin.

Although Triple G is largely considered to be an avoided fighter by most in the division, the expert trainer insists that Macklin would give the heavy handed Kazakhstani a very tough outing.

“Mentally, Matthew isn’t the same fighter that we saw last year. After the fight with Sergio, his confidence really increased. He realizes now that he can compete with the very best fighters in boxing. I’m not worried about anyone and neither is he.”

“Matthew is ready for any fighter at 160 pounds…even Golovkin.”

Buddy talks specifically about the improvements Matthew has made in the gym.

“He’s worked on his defensive skills a lot. He fights much smarter now. He realizes that you have to duck sometimes when you’re in a gunfight. The key is to punch, and move after you’re done punching. He’s moving his head a lot more and not leaving it in one place after he throws a punch. He’s also stopped looking to land the one big shot. He incorporates more of a variety in his fight arsenal now.”

After a near shutout performance by Maravilla over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on September 15th, Macklin’s competitive showing against Sergio Martinez seems all the more impressive today.

McGirt is confident that his fighter will eventually become a Middleweight World Champion.

“Macklin is a very good fighter and has learned a lot since we’ve worked together. If he continues to improve and stays mentally focused, I have no doubt that he will beat one of the title holders to become a world champion.”
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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A fight with Macklin would be a good introduction to US market. HBO would more than likely pick it up. With Macklins big Irish following it could happen at the garden.
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Buddy McGirt: “The fight with Sergio Martinez took Matthew Macklin to another level”
Published September 24, 2012 | By eastside | 19 Comments


By Joseph Herron: After his one round blow out of former Junior Middleweight title holder Joachim Alcine on September 15th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Matthew Macklin is considered once again to be among the best of the Middleweight division.

Despite losing his second world title opportunity to universally recognized Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez earlier this year, the Irish puncher wasn’t discouraged as a result of the knock-out loss.

Renowned trainer Buddy McGirt is convinced that Matthew was actually encouraged by his gritty performance against the best fighter at 160 pounds.


“Matthew is ready for anyone in the Middleweight division. The loss to Sergio Martinez didn’t derail my fighter. The opposite really occurred. The fight with Martinez took Macklin’s game to another level. In preparation for that fight, he was forced to work out some new wrinkles in his fight game and it’s made him a more complete fighter as a result.”

The tough Irishman has recently received serious consideration as a possible title challenger for the IBF and Super WBA Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale, as well as the hard punching WBA Regular title holder Gennady Golovkin.

Although Triple G is largely considered to be an avoided fighter by most in the division, the expert trainer insists that Macklin would give the heavy handed Kazakhstani a very tough outing.

“Mentally, Matthew isn’t the same fighter that we saw last year. After the fight with Sergio, his confidence really increased. He realizes now that he can compete with the very best fighters in boxing. I’m not worried about anyone and neither is he.”

“Matthew is ready for any fighter at 160 pounds…even Golovkin.”

Buddy talks specifically about the improvements Matthew has made in the gym.

“He’s worked on his defensive skills a lot. He fights much smarter now. He realizes that you have to duck sometimes when you’re in a gunfight. The key is to punch, and move after you’re done punching. He’s moving his head a lot more and not leaving it in one place after he throws a punch. He’s also stopped looking to land the one big shot. He incorporates more of a variety in his fight arsenal now.”

After a near shutout performance by Maravilla over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on September 15th, Macklin’s competitive showing against Sergio Martinez seems all the more impressive today.

McGirt is confident that his fighter will eventually become a Middleweight World Champion.

“Macklin is a very good fighter and has learned a lot since we’ve worked together. If he continues to improve and stays mentally focused, I have no doubt that he will beat one of the title holders to become a world champion.”
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Would be nice, but with 2 mandatories, a unification, and one other possibility on the cards, something like that is a long way down the track. Has been spoken of though.
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Unless it's a really good pay day, it's not really in Geales plans..... He has to face GGG for the WBA title or Soliman for the IBF as mandatories.

He'll be chasing the Sergio fight first and foremost.

In reality Macklin has nothing to offer except a really tough fight with ok money on the line.

The Mundine and Sturm rematches would even be better reward for risk
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Sturm offered Geale $500,000 Euro's for a rematch.

Thats big dollers in Aus currency. Geale has the world at his feet and it's about time
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Unless it's a really good pay day, it's not really in Geales plans..... He has to face GGG for the WBA title or Soliman for the IBF as mandatories.

He'll be chasing the Sergio fight first and foremost.

In reality Macklin has nothing to offer except a really tough fight with ok money on the line.

The Mundine and Sturm rematches would even be better reward for risk
If the GGG fight can't be made. I'd go for this one. Give Soliman some step aside money to gain an extension on his ibf mandatory.
Martinez has a broken hand and just had surgery on his knee so he will be out for at least 6 months. I don't think Mundine is keen! Chavez just tested positive to pot. Sturm been there done that. Why risk going to germany again.
Macklin promoted by Lou Dibella. His last couple of fights have been on HBO. Big Irish following would get a good live gate in New York. HBO money, UK tv money and Aus main event money. There styles would mesh well and make a great fight. Personally I think it would be the ideal US debut.
Alot of upside
A very winnerable fight for Daniel.
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Sturm offered Geale $500,000 Euro's for a rematch.

Thats big dollers in Aus currency. Geale has the world at his feet and it's about time

Yep that's almost $650k Aussie and not including PAY TV deals in Australia etc

Great pay day for a more convincing victory a second time around as Sturm isn't getting better and Geale probably is
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Sturm offered Geale $500,000 Euro's for a rematch.

Thats big dollers in Aus currency. Geale has the world at his feet and it's about time
Very good money. Be hard to knock that back. Just depends weather he wants to conquer America now or not.
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Very good money. Be hard to knock that back. Just depends weather he wants to conquer America now or not.
Conquering ones bank account always takes priority, just ask Mundine.
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Conquering ones bank account always takes priority, just ask Mundine.
It definatley comes first Mundine. Geale seems genuine about putting his legacy before money. But we will wait and see.
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Unless it's a really good pay day, it's not really in Geales plans..... He has to face GGG for the WBA title or Soliman for the IBF as mandatories.

He'll be chasing the Sergio fight first and foremost.

In reality Macklin has nothing to offer except a really tough fight with ok money on the line.

The Mundine and Sturm rematches would even be better reward for risk
WBA has sent the GGG fight to a purse bid, which means nothing.
Theres no interest in the Soliman fight. Even if there was who is going to pay to put it on?
Martinez has a broken hand, and both camps already negotiating rematch
The Sturm offer is a rumor, no more.
Mundine?????
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Anyone know how much dan got paid for sturm fight?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:55 AM   #13
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well there offering him 500k euro for a rematch so ill say he got 300k or there abouts..
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Unless the Sturm rematch is held in Australia or the USA, Geale should give the offer **** all consideration.
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Geale will be busy with the commitments holding two tiles entails. But a fight with Macklin would be a ripper.
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