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Matthew Macklin Retires from Boxing, Remembering ‘Mack The Knife’


Matthew Macklin has retired today from the sport of boxing.

The official news came this morning that Ireland’s Matthew Macklin will no longer continue his active boxing career in the ring.

Tributes from the boxing community have already started coming in on Twitter:

Macklin (35-6-22KO) will perhaps be best remembered for his fight with Manchester’s Jamie Moore back in September of 2009 and although Matthew lost the bout, the display in the ring between both men that night will live long into the memories of boxing fans:

Matthew Macklin, born in Birmingham in the UK but hugely proud of his Irish heritage being the son of two Irish parents, became the Irish, British and European champion in his time as a professional boxer – and challenged for the world title on three occasions.

One of those occasions in particular against Felix Sturm in Germany in 2012 was a razor thin split decision loss, with many in the fight game feeling Macklin won the fight on the night, and should have become World Champion.

Always an entertaining fighter, never shy to avoid a challenge, everyone at Boxing News and Views would like to wish Matthew Macklin all the very best in whatever comes next in life.

Here’s a quick look back at some of Matthew Macklin’s best moments in the ring (hat tip to the GissaQuid YouTube account):

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