‘I’ll be back’ that was the message from Eddie Hearn after the Return Of The Mack card.
However, after ‘the man leading the charge,’ Matthew Macklin, suffered defeat the wait for Matchroom’s Dublin return could be just like the wait for Terminator 3, a little longer than first expected.
The Return Of The Mack turn out at the 3Arena on Saturday gone proved there is a thirst for pro boxing outside of the capital of Irish boxing Belfast and the undercard fights all lived up to their billing.
However, Macklins reverse to Sebsatian Heiland means their isn’t a name yet deemed worthy of topping a Sky Sports bill. As result Hearn, who had planned to return in February, has to reassess his Irish plans. The promoter stressed he has seen enough to ensure he remains keen to to return, but states it won’t be as soon as initially planed.
“The Macklin result wasn’t great in terms of us coming back. We won’t be back in February now, but we could be be back in 2015,” Hearn said.
“You have Andy Lee fighting for a World title and he could be the future. We sold out (on Saturday) so it has worked, but unfortunetly the guy leading the charge got beaten.
“It is not ideal, but I am sure there is a future for Irish boxing. Luke Keeler really impressed and Spike O’Sullivan got a good knock out. I am sure we will have a show here some time next year.”