Fight Photo: Sergio Martinez and Matthew Macklin comfortably make weight ahead of middleweight title fight

16 Mar

Words: Petra Kirsch – Gelsenkirchen

Photos: Ed Diller

All participating combatants at the Get Your Irish Up event staged inside New York City’s historic Madison Square Garden venue made weight today, Friday, ahead of the St Patrick’s Day card on Saturday, March 17. The headlining prizefighters, lineal middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez and challenger Matthew Macklin, both came in light, while super middleweight co-headliners – Edwin Rodriguez and Don George – were also comfortably under.

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Both champion and challenger attempt to gain the psychological edge during the customary stare-down

A natural athlete, Martinez bragged a cut physique

Sergio Martinez

Maravilla

(48-2-2, 27ko)

Southpaw

157.5lbs official weight

WBC Diamond belt holder, The Ring’s middleweight world champion, consensus top five pound-for-pound boxer, 2010 fighter of the year

Macklin weighed his lightest since his jr middleweight days in '06

Matthew Macklin

Mack The Knife

(28-3-1, 19ko)

Orthodox

158lbs official weight

Former Irish middleweight champion, former British middleweight titlist, former European middleweight belt holder, recent world title challenger

Rodriguez (left) and George (right) are sure to engage in war and both came in 2lbs under the super middle limit at 166lbs

Other weights

WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship (10)

Magomed Abdusalmov (13-0, 13ko): 221lbs

Jason Pettaway (11-0, 8ko): 228.5lbs.

Light Heavyweights (8)

Seanie Monaghan (12-0, 8ko): 173lbs.

Eric Watkins (6-1, 2ko): 173 lbs.

Junior Middleweights (8)

Charlie Ota (19-1-1, 13ko): 151.5lbs.

Gundrick King (16-7, 11ko): 153.5lbs.

Junior Welterweights (6)

Danny McDermott (9-3-2, 4ko): 140.5lbs.

Carl McNickles (7-3, 6ko): 137.25lbs.

Super Middleweights (4)

Kevin Rooney Jr. (3-1, 1ko): 163.5lbs.

Anthony Shuff (0-1): 168lbs.

Heavyweights (4)

Thomas Hardwick (4-0, 2ko): 215 lbs.

Tyrone Gibson (1-1): 207.5lbs.

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