Russ steps into Macklin fight
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin, who lost opponent Willie Nelson to injury this week, will instead face unbeaten Lamar Russ, promoter Lou DiBella told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Nelson, a junior middleweight contender, was due to move up to middleweight and face Macklin, a three-time world title challenger, on Dec. 7 at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., in the opening 10-round bout of an HBO-televised tripleheader. However, Nelson suffered a partial ...
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