Maccarinelli ordered to fight McPhilbin again after British title farce
17:16 GMT, 30 March 2012
Enzo Maccarinelli has been ordered to have a rematch with Shane McPhilbin for the British cruiserweight title after the Welshman claimed the belt in farcical circumstances last week.
The former world champion was in serious trouble after being floored in the first round of last Friday’s bout in Wolverhampton, but escaped further punishment because the bell sounded 47 seconds early.
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Maccarinelli recovered to win the fight comfortably on points, but the British Boxing Board of Control have insisted on a rematch before October.
Timekeeper Martin Fallon has been suspended until January 1.