Macklin slams Geale, K2 and HBO for ‘Stitch up’ after fight cancellation

IRISH middleweight contender might have been denied the chance to land a glove on Daniel Geale after their May 24 bout was cancelled, but gave the Australian a verbal lashing nonetheless.

Within hours of his clash with former World champion Geale being cancelled the Aussie seemingly booked a lucrative fight with Gennady Golovkin.

Macklin was due to face Geale on May 24th over in Texas but the whole card was shelved after the headlining fight between heavyweights Mike Perez and Bryant Jenning was called off due to the Cork based Cuban reportedly sustaining a shoulder injury.

However former Irish, British and European champ, Macklin doesn’t believe ‘The Rebel’ Perez indeed injured and let his frustration be known over the weekend.

“Perez didn’t get injured. HBO & K2 pulled the plug cos they didn’t want Geale (one of very few credible opponents for GGG) to getting beaten! Then they’d have no credible opponent for him for July. Perez injury is complete bullshit – stitch up!!” Macklin said on Twitter. “Very strange how Chavez vs GGG fight falls through, Geale vs me is off. 24 hours later Geale is in talks to fight GGG in July on HBO Boxing.”

“All I’m saying is GGG is promoted by K2 Promotions. GGG needs an opponent for July with no Chavez fight. Perez also promoted by K2 on HBO Boxing. Jennings & Geale are both promoted by Gary Shaw. GGG is HBO Boxing’s poster boy in need of a credible opponent for his July date now that the Chavez fight has fallen through. My fight with Geale is off, then less than 24 hours later it’s confirmed negotiations for a fight with GGG! Do the math,” he added.


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