In the latest edition of the British boxing beat, we'll take a look at a few hot topics. Darren Barker is on the shelf with another injury, Ajose Olusegun has the biggest fight of his career coming up, and Nathan Cleverly is getting ready for his upcoming title defense as well. Read on for the latest buzz on the British boxing scene.
Barker suffers injury again
It’s a case of déjà vu for Darren Barker. The talented English middleweight put forth a gallant effort while losing to world kingpin Sergio Martinez in October of last year, but he has not fought since due to various injuries, his luck deserting him and leaving him temporarily lost amidst the bustling landscape of middleweight contenders.
Barker only recently recovered from surgery he had to cure a long-standing hip injury, though perhaps adding frustration to injury, his latest setback is unrelated. Interviewed in the British press, Barker stated, “I was in the gym sparring and I caught my elbow on my sparring partner’s...