On This Day: September 29th
2006: Ten years ago Matthew Macklin and Jamie Moore did battle for Moore’s British light middleweight title in one of the greatest fights of recent decades. At the time, Birmingham’s Macklin had previously held the Irish middleweight title, while Salford’s Moore would later go on to win the Irish light middleweight belt.
Macklin started fast at the George Carnall Leisure Centre in Manchester, but Moore would eventually weather the storm and stop the future European champion, who was badly weight-drained, in the tenth.
Rewatch Matthew Macklin v Jamie Moore in full below:
1989: Dublin light welterweight Michael Carruth defeated American Skipper Kelp 11:7 to guarantee bronze at the World Championships in Russia. The future Olympic gold medalist had beaten Frenchman Khalid Rahilou 23:14. In the semi finals in Russia, Carruth was defeated on a questionably lopsided scoreline (1:18) by German Andreas Otto – whom he would exert revenge over in Barcelona three years later.
2009: In another one of the greatest fights of all time involving an Irish fighter, John Duddy withstood a late barrage from Yori Boy Campas to take a twelve-round points (117-111, 116-112, 115-113) win in front of a delirious Irish-American crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Rewatch John Duddy v Yori Boy Campas in full below:
1965: Liverpool-based Des Rea outpointed Bob Sempey in a Belfast derby held at the Claredon Club in London for the Northern Irish welterweight title.