This week is a BIG week for MGM, 5 of it´s boxers are in the ring on Saturday night in Dublin.
Headlining the bill is Matthew Macklin himself, he is taking on Jorge Sebastian Heiland from Argentina for the WBC international middleweight title in an official world title eliminator.
Macklin has had one fight in the last 10 months, an eight-round points win over Jose Yebes on the undercard of Paul Smith’s world title attempt in Germany. But this is the BIG one, his most important fight for a while.
Macklin´s promotor Eddie Hearn is behind Matthew all the way, he believes he has the potential but doesn´t deny how much is riding on this fight. Neither does Matthew, “This is by far the most meaningful fight and the best opponent I’ve fought since Golovkin, so this really takes me back to where I should be.
“At this stage of my career it is a must-win fight, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Matthew and his trainer Joe Gallagher have put everything into training; he is in great shape and it´s going to be an explosive fight. Don´t miss it, it will be aired on Sky Sports 2 at 19.30 GMT.
Kofi Yates in the line up…..
Manchester Light Welterweight Kofi Yates is part of the line up on Saturday night. He is set to fight Dubliner Oisin Fagan.
Yates is in great shape and is looking forward to winning as part of the MGM team, “we´ve all trained hard for this and I´m glad to be a part of it, it´s time to show we´re levels above!”.
Unbeaten Geraghty fights in his hometown
MGM´s Declan Geraghty gets to fight in his hometown on Saturday night. His seventh contest, Geraghty is 100% prepared for this along with his trainer Seamus Macklin they believe Declan will remain undefeated and will add to what is already promising a great show.
“The camp has been great the last few weeks, I´ve put a lot into this and I´m ready to get the win and the look as it´s such a big show” says Geraghty
Spurred on to be fighting in front of a home crowd and in the Macklin line up, Geraghty is excited, “ I´m so looking forward to fighting on this bill, I´m in great shape and the whole team is on great form”.
Declan is set to fight Jono Carroll in the Dublin Derby, Carroll is just returning from time in Australia, “ This lad is coming to fight” says Geraghty, “I´m glad it will let people see my skill and what I can do”.
David Maguire looking to make it 3-0
David Maguire is up in Dublin on Saturday night along with the rest of Team MGM and is looking to make it 3-0 in front of his home crowd. He is look forward to the show.
“To be on the undercard is a great feeling and on the night it will be great; another win on my card, that´s how I see it” says Maguire. He is up against Paul Morris, and he has been preparing hard with his coach Stephen McHale, “I don´t think much of my opponent, but I won´t be underestimating him either, he has had a lot of fights with good lads.”
“My team and I have prepared well and put a lot of hard work in.”
It is going to be a great night for Team MGM, 5 out of 5 wins is what they have their sights set on, all the hard work is sure to pay off!
Fitzgerald / Spike Grudge Match
The much anticipated “Fitzy” / “Spike” middleweight battle is an exciting part of the line up on Saturday. Anthony Fitzgerald will be meeting his bitter rival Spike O´Sullivan after years of animosity and its expected to be heated.
MGM´s Fitzgerald is trained by Seamus Macklin and he is calm and collected in the lead up. He has put in all the hard work and both boxer and trainer are confident they will get the result they want.
“I looking forward to the fight, it´s been in the making for over 5 years, says Fitzgerald, “The training camp has gone great, I am relaxed but I am going in for a war. It’s been 3 years since I´ve boxed in Dublin, so it´s going to be great to give my fans what they have wanted for years; me beating Spike!”
Let the fireworks commence!