Born May 14th 1982, orthodox fighter Matthew Macklin started his career in November 2001 at the age of 19 and has now been pro for 13 years, fighting a total of 38 times. Between November 2001 and December 2010, Macklin had his longest winning streak of 11 fights. In his 38 fights, his longest KO streak is 5 fights long.
In a great debut, Macklin took on Ram Singh in a 4 round fight, becoming the 15th person to stop Singh in his 55 fight career to date. Continuing on from his debut, Macklin had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 19 fights including 2 times in 2001, 5 times in 2002 and 12 times between 2003 and 2006 against fighters such as Scott Dixon, Marcin Piatkowski and Alexey Chirkov.
Macklin went into his next fight against Andrew Facey on November 6th, 2003 with a career record of 9 wins. Macklin's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 10 round fight against the better man. Facey gave Macklin his first professional loss of his 10 fight career to date. Macklin then went on to win a further 8 fights taking his record to 17 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws.
Macklin lost to Jamie Moore in his next fight. Taking place on September 29th, 2006, Macklin's career record after this fight stood at 17-2-0. Macklin's fight against Jamie Moore was Macklin's first stoppage defeat. This came via KO in the 10th round of a 12 round fight. Macklin's win streak of 17 rose to 26 following 9 great wins, becoming the first to stop Anatoliy Udalov, 3rd person to stop Amin Asikainen and 3rd person to stop Wayne Elcock.
Macklin kept his losses at 2 by beating Shalva Jomardashvili on September 18th, 2010. Becoming the first person to stop Shalva Jomardashvili, Macklin beat Jomardashvili via RTD in the 6th round of a 12 round fight. Macklin's record of 28-3-0 came following 2 fights against boxers such as 6th person to beat Ruben Varon and fought Felix Sturm
Sergio gabriel Martinez was next in line for Macklin where unfortunately, he was defeated on March 17th, 2012 taking his record to 28-4-0. Macklin was stopped by Sergio gabriel Martinez in the 11th round of a 12 round fight via RTD. It was Macklin's 2nd stoppage defeat in his career. Macklin's win streak of 28 rose to 31 following 3 wins against boxers such as Lamar Russ, Joachim Alcine and Jose Yebes.
Jorge sebastian Heiland was next in line for Macklin where unfortunately, he was defeated on November 15th, 2014 taking his record to 31-6-0. Macklin fought Jorge sebastian Heiland and was defeated via KO in the 12 round bout. This was Macklin's 4th stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 10th round.
Matthew Macklin went into his fight with Sandor Micsko on May 9th, 2015 with 31 wins and he added another win to his record taking it to 32 wins by beating Micsko. Macklin beat Sandor Micsko in the 2nd round of a 8 round fight via KO. Macklin was the 7th fighter to stop Micsko.