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Former Middleweight Champ Matthew Macklin Retires From Boxing

Former Middleweight Champ Matthew Macklin Retires From Boxing
By Donny Mahoney Updated

Irish boxer Matthew Macklin has announced his retirement from boxing this morning. Macklin was 35-6 and fought many of the biggest names in the middleweight division during his career, including Felix Sturm and Gennady Golovkin.

His fight against future trainer Jamie Moore was one of the most exciting this century.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFrENg7erZ4

Two years ago, Macklin came up against a rising comet in the name of Gennady Golovkin and suffered a third round knockout after a clinical kidney punch.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEjxdMxnxtM

Macklin's retirement means we will never see the much-hyped Andy Lee-Matthew Macklin fight that seemed inevitable a few years ago. It certainly would have been the most exciting Irish boxing fight in recent years but, sadly, it is not to be.

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