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Previously undefeated middleweight Darren Barker fought better than anyone expected ... and still lost virtually every round against pound-for-pound #3 Sergio Martinez. We've got complete fight coverage, including punch stats and official scoring at the time of the stoppage.
On the undercard, middleweight contender Andy Lee avenged the only loss of his professional career with a lopsided ten round unanimous decision over Brian Vera. Lee, trained by Emmanuel Steward, may get the next shot at Martinez.
If not Lee, who would you like to see Martinez fight next? Assume he will not get his wish and lure either Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to move up in weight for a big money bout. Vote in our poll.
Sergio Martinez vs. Darren Barker: Copmplete Fight Coverage
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Athletes in most sports often find it hard to get motivated when they face supposedly inferior opposition. If you watched Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27 Kos) take on Darren Barker (23-1. 14 Kos) in their middleweight tilt at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic city on Oct. 1 you’ll realize that boxing is no different. Martinez might have won via an 11th-round knockout, but he looked...
Atlantic City – Sergio Martinez, the WBC Diamond Belt Middleweight champion retained his title with an 11th round stoppage over Darren Barker Saturday evening at Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City, a knockout not as stunning as the one he administered to Paul Williams in the first round at the same venue last November.
But the win was good enough to keep Martinez possibly among the...
Sergio Martinez put in another marvelous performance last night, defeating a very able Darren Barker. There was plenty of contact, and although Martinez was in control for the most part, "Dazzling" Darren never quit, scored well and frequently, and put on a valiant display en route to an 11th Round knockout defeat. So what comes next for the contestants, and "...
This Friday, ESPN The Magazine's third annual "Body Issue" will hit newsstands around the world. One of the featured athletes in the edition is the number one middleweight, and top three pound-for-pound fighter in the world, WBC Diamond belt Middleweight Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez. Martinez is fresh off his world championship defense this...
Cruiserweight Rankings Also Updated After Cunningham-Hernandez
Alright it's time for a rankings update folks after all of the action from the past weekend. It was a very busy weekend, and amongst the headline fights we saw Sergio Martinez vs. Darren Barker, Steve Cunningham vs. Yoan Pablo Hernandez, Toshiaki Nishioka vs. Rafael Marquez and many others. So, we have revisited...
With memories of Youngstown’s Kelly Pavlik fading like old film, middleweight champion Sergio Martinez continues to ride high in the ring. The WBC titlist improved to 48-2-2 on Saturday night in Atlantic City, N.J., as he scored his 26th stoppage against game Darren Barker (23-1, 14 KOs) from Great Britain.
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