Popular middleweight Matthew Macklin took on the still dangerous former IBF Light Middleweight Champion Yory Boy Campas last night on a Brian Peters promotion at National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland and the 25 year old Birmingham man walked away with a well deserved unanimous decision after ten solid rounds of action.
Campas started the bout as he would finish it; surging forward. The 36 year old warhorse came at Macklin all night long and to his credit, the younger man largely avoided the kind of slugfest that Campas was looking for.
Macklin managed to box Campas and control the pace of the bout with the jab and stinging counters to both the head and body. Macklin shook Campas several times but never managed to truly hurt the former world champion, who for his part caught the local favorite with good overhand rights on occasion.
In the end, Macklin was awarded a unanimous decision 98-95 to improve to 21-2 (16), while Campas loses his second in a row to fall to 91-12 (73).
Look for a full ringside report soon from SaddoBoxing's Ireland Correspondent Alan Donnellan.