Heiland hammers Macklin in world title eliminator
Middleweight contender Jorge Sebastian Heiland (25-4-2, 13 KOs) halted Matthew Macklin (31-6, 20 KOs) in the 10th-round on Saturday night at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
The Birmingham boxer found his range in the opener, rattling right hands into the ribs of Heiland, who was briefly troubled by the early onslaught.
Southpaw Heiland marched forward with more purpose in the second, taking the centre of the ring in a bid to end the early assault, although he was clipped by sharp counters from the home favourite.
The fierce pace continued as the rounds wore on with Macklin struggling to contain his fired-up foe.
In the seventh, the Argentine attempted to rip through Macklin's defences with crunching right hands, with Macklin offering little in return.
Heiland continued to punish Macklin before finally knocking him out in the 10th with a crisp right hand to follow up a straight left that sent him crashing down by the ropes.
There was no need for a count and the referee halted the fight at 0:42 of the round.
The bout was for the WBC International title and also a middleweight eliminator.