Macklin teams up with McGirt for Martinez fight

Matthew Macklin has turned to trainer Buddy McGirt to help him defeat the best middleweight in the world.

The Irish middleweight fights pound for pound number 3 Sergio Martinez in Madison Square Garden on March 17 and has reunited with McGirt ahead of the mega clash.

Macklin worked well with Manchester based coach Joe Gallagher ahead of his controversial loss to Felix Sturm, but has relocated to America after signing with Lou DiBella and logistics enforced a change of trainer.

Macklin, who also worked with Billy Graham and spent time in the Wild Card Gym, trained with McGirt in 2008, but then the Brian Peters managed fighter elected to fight in this side of the Atlantic their working relationship stopped.


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