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Bookmakers: Macklin’s fight against Heiland has been postponed
By Andrew Scott Friday, 8 August 2014 03:52
Bookmakers were disappointed to learn that Matthew Macklin’s fight against Jorge Sebastien Heiland was cancelled after trainer Jamie Moore was shot in Marbella, Spain, in an incident that shocked many fans and local bookies, and now they wonder when this clash will take place.
Sports bookmaker services were eagerly anticipating Macklin’s WBC Middleweight eliminator fight against Heiland that was scheduled for August 30 at Dublin’s National Stadium, but local bookies found out that the clash is now set to take place later this year.
Yaroslav Zavorotnyi’s fight against heavyweight Anthony Joshua, which was on the same card of the Macklin/Heiland clash, has been re-scheduled for September 13 at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena, and news of these changes made things difficult for many bookmakers.
The former European champion who’s very well known with sports bookmaker services and local bookies for his talent as a fighter and coach is now recovering in a hospital after being shot in the leg and hip when he was leaving a party in Marbella, and he is currently under armed guard.
The 35-year old Moore became a trainer after retiring from the ring, and bookmakers learned that he was working at his Marbella-based gym with Macklin before the fight against Heiland.
“I am disappointed to have to postpone my fight but in the light of the circumstances and the disruption to my preparation it is the right thing to do,” he said.
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“Every fight at this stage in my career is of huge importance and being 100 per cent for the night is vital. We will make an announcement shortly on a new date and I look forward to fighting in Dublin in 2014.”
Bookmakers all over the world and local bookies were upset to learn that the fight has been postponed, but know that the most important thing right now is to see Moore make a very swift recovery, and to find out what exactly happened to the former champion in the shooting incident.