News | Nov 12 2014

Matthew Macklin: I’m in the best shape since the Felix Sturm fight

Ahead of crucial clash with Jorge Sebastian Heiland, Matthew Macklin tells Matt Bevan he hopes victory will lead to Andy Lee showdown

MATTHEW MACKLIN headlines a big show at the 3Arena in Dublin on Saturday against Jorge Sebastian Heiland for the WBC International middleweight title, and he says he is in the best shape he has been in since his fight with Felix Sturm in 2011.

Macklin is wary of the threat the Argentine Heiland brings, but he is more than confident he will have more than enough to deal with Heiland on Saturday night.

He said: “Camp has been really good and I’m buzzing for this fight with Heiland. I’ve had a couple of little problems during camp, like a couple of weeks ago my knuckles flared up and were quite badly bruised, so I couldn’t spar and had a week off.


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