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Who Do Ya Like, Martinez or Macklin?

BY The Sweet Science ON March 16, 2012
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 Martinez vs Macklin16-3-2012Official Weights from New York City

Martinez 157 ½ lbs., Macklin 158 lbs.

Rodriguez 166 lbs., George 166 lbs.

NEW YORK (March 16, 2012) - The official weigh-in was held today in the Theater at Madison Square Garden for tomorrow night's St. Patrick's Day celebration -- "THE REAL Middleweight Championship - Get Your Irish Up" -- presented by DiBella Entertainment.

World Middleweight Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez tipped the scales at 157 ½ pounds, while challenger Matthew "Mack the Knife" Macklin weighed in at 158 pounds.

In the 10-round "Bombs Away" co-feature, super middleweight Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez and Don "Da Bomb" George both weighed 166 pounds.

Martinez-Macklin and Rodriguez-George will both air live on HBO's "World Championship Boxing," starting at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.

Tickets, priced at $505, $355, $205, $125 and $65, are available to purchase through the Madison Square Garden Box Office, through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (866) 858-0008. Call DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577, visit www.dbe1.com and @loudibella on Twitter for more information.

Official Weights

World Middleweight Championship (12)

Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KOs), Oxnard, CA/Buenos Aires, Argentina, 157 ½ lbs.

Matthew Macklin (28-3, 19 KOs), Birmingham, UK, 158 lbs.

Super Middleweights (10)

Edwin Rodriguez (20-0, 14 KOs), Worcester, MA, 166 lbs.

Donovan George (22-1-1, 19 KOs), Chicago, IL, 166 lbs.

WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship (10)

Magomed Abdusalmov (13-0, 13 KOs), Oxnard, CA, 221 lbs.

Jason Pettaway (11-0, 8 KOs), Huntington, WV, 228 ½ lbs.

Light Heavyweights (8)

Seanie Monaghan (12-0, 8 KOs), Long Beach, NY, 173 lbs.

Eric Watkins (6-1, 2 KOs), Morgantown, WV, 173 lbs.

Junior Middleweights (8)

Charlie Ota (19-1-1, 13 KOs), Tokyo, Japan/NY, NY 151 ½ lbs.

Gundrick King (16-7, 11 KOs), Tuscaloosa, AL 153 ½ lbs.

Junior Welterweights (6)

Danny McDermott (9-3-2, 4 KOs), Jersey City, NJ, 140 ½ lbs.

Carl McNickles (7-3, 6 KOs), Chicago, IL, 137 ¼ lbs.

Super Middleweights (4)

Kevin Rooney Jr. (3-1, 1 KO), Catskill, NY 163 ½ lbs.

Anthony Shuff (0-1), Reidsville, NC, 168 lbs.

Heavyweights (4)

Thomas Hardwick (4-0, 2 KOs), Yonkers, NY/Dublin, Ireland, 215 lbs.

Tyrone Gibson (1-1), Duluth, MN, 207 ½ lbs.

Comment on this article

deepwater says:

I like lou dibellas ability to hype and bulls7it the public into thinking this is a competitive card. the best fight of the night should be between george and la bomba. two good fighters. seanie monghan is fighting another can. expect seanie to keep fighting cans until next st paddys day,pretty soon a can will get rid of him. props to rooney jr for being a good carnivle side show. question? does delaguardia let him pick his own can to fight when he is doing the paperwork for the promo outfit? listen folks maklin is an english man dressed up in green to make sergio look good so dibella can throw sergio at mayweather with an 80-20 split. 20 out of a floyd purse will be the most dibella and sergio can make.

the Roast says:

Is every one else looking at what I'm looking at in this picture? Lower left? Oh yeah!

Jayson Colon @JayCStyles says:

Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez! <== That's my favorite, simply because he has proven to all of us that he is a peoples champ, he has been humble about his success. The WBC has jerked him around too much, and he still know's how to act like a gentlemen...

ultimoshogun says:

I got Martinez. Even if there is any truth to the "whispers" of him not looking so "Maravilla" during training I just can't see him losing to Macklin, who doesn't pack enough of a punch to hurt Martinez.

Radam G says:

Hey, the Roast, WATCH IT! OOPS! I musta fo'got! Of course that is exactly what you are doing. C'mon single guy in cybersapce! The Pope is going to run you out of Italy. You go there to become an angry Marlevous -- I mean action movie star. Hehehehe! Holla!

Kid Blast says:

If Macklin boxes, he has a chance. If he brawls, he has no chance.

amayseng says:

i like the corona girl on the left, no the one on the right...

ok i like them both

and ill take martinez by decision, he will not want to look too good to scare off floyd

he will box smart and composed...

but he will not dominate on purpose for feat floyd will retreat from hiding under his bed

to into the closet out of fear

amayseng says:

i like the corona girl on the left, no the one on the right...

ok i like them both

and ill take martinez by decision, he will not want to look too good to scare off floyd

he will box smart and composed...

but he will not dominate on purpose for feat floyd will retreat from hiding under his bed

to into the closet out of fear

amayseng says:

i like the corona girl on the left, no the one on the right...

ok i like them both

and ill take martinez by decision, he will not want to look too good to scare off floyd

he will box smart and composed...

but he will not dominate on purpose for feat floyd will retreat from hiding under his bed

to into the closet out of fear

amayseng says:

i like the corona girl on the left, no the one on the right...

ok i like them both

and ill take martinez by decision, he will not want to look too good to scare off floyd

he will box smart and composed...

but he will not dominate on purpose for feat floyd will retreat from hiding under his bed

to into the closet out of fear

amayseng says:

i like the corona girl on the left, no the one on the right...

ok i like them both

and ill take martinez by decision, he will not want to look too good to scare off floyd

he will box smart and composed...

but he will not dominate on purpose for feat floyd will retreat from hiding under his bed

to into the closet out of fear

amayseng says:

i like the corona girl on the left, no the one on the right...

ok i like them both

and ill take martinez by decision, he will not want to look too good to scare off floyd

he will box smart and composed...

but he will not dominate on purpose for feat floyd will retreat from hiding under his bed

to into the closet out of fear

amayseng says:

i like the corona girl on the left, no the one on the right...

ok i like them both

and ill take martinez by decision, he will not want to look too good to scare off floyd

he will box smart and composed...

but he will not dominate on purpose for feat floyd will retreat from hiding under his bed

to into the closet out of fear

Kid Blast says:

One on the right rules!

DaveB says:

I agree with the Roast. I'm picking the guy on the left.

DaveB says:

I mean Martinez. I think that is what Roast meant.

the Roast says:

Hey, the Roast, WATCH IT! OOPS! I musta fo'got! Of course that is exactly what you are doing. C'mon single guy in cybersapce! The Pope is going to run you out of Italy. You go there to become an angry Marlevous -- I mean action movie star. Hehehehe! Holla!


You are right on it RG, V-ery A-stute G-rasp of what the Roast likes.

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