History | Sep 29 2015

On This Day: Jamie Moore and Matthew Macklin engage in unforgettable warfare

Jamie Moore outlasts Matthew Macklin in savage fight on September 29 2006, writes James Slater
Matthew Macklin
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NINE years ago today, inside a sweltering and enthusiastically packed George Carnall Leisure Centre just outside the city of Manchester, two light-middleweights gave British boxing a modern day classic to treasure.

Jamie Moore, the defending British champion, was facing friend Matthew Macklin. On this night, though the two had plenty of respect for one another, their friendship took a backseat to some intense and genuinely fierce hostilities.

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