News | Jul 21 2014

Matthew Macklin targets Miguel Cotto after securing eliminator against Jorge Sebastien Heiland

Macklin gunning for world title showdown with Puerto Rican legend as comeback begins in Dublin

MATTHEW MACKLIN will face WBC International champion Jorge Sebastien Heiland in an official eliminator for the WBC middleweight title held by Miguel Cotto at the National Stadium in Dublin on August 30, live on Sky Sports – with tickets on sale from 9am on Tuesday July 22.

Macklin is back in action for the first time since December and can take a huge step towards facing the Puerto Rican legend if he can see off Heiland, the 27-year-old Heiland who is ranked at number four with the WBC and won the WBC International title in November with a fifth-round knockout of Billi Godoy in his native Argentina.

Macklin is ranked at nine in the division and is chomping at the bit to get back into the ring and has set his sights on a showdown with Cotto.