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Macklin hopes to rebound against Albert

Photo by Ed Diller / DiBella Entertainment

Photo by Ed Diller / DiBella Entertainment

Matthew Macklin is looking to get back on track this Saturday night when he faces Ferenc Albert on the Barclaycard Arena card in Birmingham, England.

Macklin is coming off of a loss to Jorge Sebastian Heiland in his last outing in Dublin, Ireland, but the 32-year old says a few wins can get him potential clashes against Andy Lee or Danny Jacobs.

“I’d love to fight Andy Lee or Danny Jacobs for the World title,” said Macklin. “Jacobs defended his world title last week and he is a name I have been linked with before so we’d jump at that. Andy and I fighting for a world title in Dublin or Birmingham would be massive. Obviously he’s out injured at the moment so I need to get back in there and get winning to be in line for a huge fight with him.

“I probably have to travel to fight Jacobs, but if I can go and win it and become World champion then I am in the driving seat and can bring the fights to Birmingham or to Dublin but initially I would probably have to go to the States.

“It is great to be out in Birmingham. I haven’t boxed in England, never mind Birmingham, since 2010, so it has been a long time and I am looking forward to it. It is great that there is a big show coming to Birmingham and I am excited to be a part of it.

“It is must-win on Saturday; I cannot afford to lose at this stage of my career and coming off the last loss. It is an eight rounder but it is potentially the fight before a big, big fight. There is a lot at stake.”

Macklin’s upcoming fight with Albert is part of the card that features Anthony Joshua, and Sam Eggington.

Birmingham’s Super Flyweight talent Kal Yafai will be in action as well as Callum Smith and Joshua’s fellow Olympic Gold medal winner Luke Campbell.

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