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With the news that Matthew Macklin today retired from fighting after a 15 year pro career, good luck messages came flooding in on Twitter and other social media sites for the former British, Irish, European champion and three time world title challenger.
Macklin had a distinguished career and will be remembered as a true warrior of British boxing, who always gave everything. He retires from boxing with a record of 35 wins, 22 by KO and just 6 defeats. He won his last fight in April against Brian Rose. We look back at Macklin’s career here…
— Bernard Dunne (@Bernard_Dunne) May 12, 2016
Enjoy retirement @mattmacklin & be proud of a great career champ
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) May 12, 2016
— Brian Rose (@Brian_Lion_Rose) May 12, 2016
Congratulations on your career mat @mattmacklin A career to be proud of my mate.Great value.Been great watching you over the years. Enjoy.x
— Ricky Hatton MBE (@HitmanHatton) May 12, 2016
— Anthony Fowler (@afowler06) May 12, 2016
Happy retirement @mattmacklin been a pleasure representing you towards the end..wish we would have linked up years ago! See you soon mate ??
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) May 12, 2016
Wanna wish @mattmacklin all the best in his retirement. Always enjoyed watching him throughout his career ?? x
— Callum Smith (@CallumSmith23) May 12, 2016
Enjoyed working with @mattmacklin & pleased to been part some great nights in his career Enjoy your retirement & thanks for the Good times
— Joe Gallagher (@gallaghersgym) May 12, 2016
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All the best in the future to @mattmacklin a credit to boxing, great sportsman, great career ?
— Billy Nelson (@billynelson45) May 12, 2016
Good luck @mattmacklin on your retirement! Great working with you ?
— Frank Smith (@Frank_1_Smith) May 12, 2016
Enjoy your retirement @mattmacklin . Someone I always looked up to….very talented, a gentleman outside the ring and a warrior inside x
— Stephen Smith (@SwiftySmith) May 12, 2016
— Jamie Conlan (@JamieConlan11) May 12, 2016
Respect to @mattmacklin .
Exciting Fighter, down to earth. And fought the best. In there back garden. Look up to this kind of fighter??????
— Sam ‘Nowhere 2’ Hyde (@SamHyde93) May 12, 2016
Congratulations on a great career @mattmacklin always entertained! Good luck with retirement mate.
— Tom Langford (@Tommy_Langford1) May 12, 2016
@mattmacklin all the best in retirement, Great career????
— jon kays (@2smokes_kays) May 12, 2016