Matthew Macklin to face Daniel Geale in May

Matthew Macklin celebrates victory after defeating Joachim Alcine in their middleweight fight in Las Vegas on September 15, 2012
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British middleweight Matthew Macklin will face former IBF champion Daniel Geale in the United States on May 24.

British middleweight Matthew Macklin will attempt to move himself back in contention to compete for a world title when he faces Daniel Geale next month

The 31-year-old, who has failed to capture a world strap on three occasions, will meet the former IBF champion in the United States on May 24.

Macklin's career suffered a blow when he was stopped by Gennady Golovkin inside three rounds in June last year before he ended 2013 with a points victory over Lamar Russ.

Geale lost his IBF belt in a thrilling contest against fellow Brit Darren Barker before getting back to winning ways with a comprehensive triumph over compatriot Garth Wood.

Darren Barker of England celebrates his split decision victory over Daniel Geale from Australia during their IBF Middleweight Championship fight on August 17, 2013
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