Matthew Macklin will take on Daniel Geale from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. Daniel Geale opened as a -200 favorite with the Boxing odds as Matthew Macklin was a +160 dog.
The 31 year old Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall with a reach of 71 inches and an orthodox stance. Macklin hails from Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom and is the 2nd ranked British middleweight while ranking 8th in the world for the middleweight class. Macklin has a career record of 30 wins, 5 losses, and 0 draws. Out of his 30 career wins, 20 have come by knockout with 3 out of his 5 losses coming by knockout. Macklin is coming off a unanimous decision win over Lamar Russ in a 10 round bout that took place on December 7, 2013 from the Boardwalk City Hall, Atlantic City, NJ. Prior to that Macklin lost in a 3rd round knockout of a scheduled 12 round bout against Gennady Golovkin in a bout that was for the IBO middleweight title and the WBA world middleweight title.
Daniel “Real Deal” Geale is 33 years of age and stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall with a reach of 71 inches and an orthodox stance. A native and resident of Australia, Geale is the top ranked Australian middleweight and is ranked 4th in the world for the middleweight class. Geale has a career record of 30 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws. Out of his 30 wins, 16 have come by knockout while Geale has never suffered a knockout loss. Geale is coming off a RTD win over Garth Wood in the 6th round of a scheduled 12 round bout that was for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific middleweight title and the WBA Pan African middleweight title. Prior to that Geale lost a 12 round split decision bout to Darren Barker for the IBF middleweight title.
Matthew Macklin is a capable underdog and with this matchup the dog is the better value and way to play. Macklin gets the call in this one!