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DARREN BARKER RUMORS

Darren Barker is not Hip!

Darren Barker was starting to be placed in the minds of boxing fans worldwide. Known for losing to Sergio Martinez and more recently taking a title for Daniel Geale. He than faced the man all non U.S. title holders seem to face, Felix Sturm. That’s when we found out Darren Barker is not “hip” for […]
Via MyBoxing
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Darren Barker officially announces retirement

‘Dazzling’ Darren Barker has announced his retirement from boxing. The popular Londoner topped the World in 2013 when he climbed off the canvas to rip the IBF belt from Daniel Geale in Atlantic City. Barker’s glorious night crowned his professional achievements adding the top honor to British, European and Commonwealth titles and his Commonwealth Games triumph in 2002. Barker...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Boxing Round Of The Year: Darren Barker - Daniel Geale, Round 6

“I saw Gary as clear as day. I know it sounds like a movie script, but I saw my brother. He told me to get up.” Everything struggles to live, yet it is in surviving our own individual struggles that true strength is forged. Barnet middleweight Darren Barker had known the worst of times; after his beloved kid brother Gary, a promising amateur, lost his life in a car accident...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rankings updates: James Kirkland’s big return, Erislandy Lara’s dominant win, Darren Barker’s demise & more

Last weekend there were 7 major fights on U.S. television, another four the night before on Shobox, and more than a few big shake-ups overseas. Now, it's time to go back to the top 10 divisional rankings and make some updates. Take a look and see who did what, and went where. Check out the... Updated top 10 junior middleweight division rankings Updated top 10 middleweight division...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Felix Sturm Pulvarizes Barker To Win IBF Belt

STUTTGART, GERMANY - It only took two rounds for Sturm to unleash shades of brilliance past and devastate Darren Barker  in his first title defense to win the IBF middleweight belt at the Porsche Arena in Germany. Barker attempted to bring the fight early Sturm early throwing combinations upstairs that largely missed and left hooks to the body while Sturm eased inside by working...
Via BadCulture
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Felix Sturm defeats Darren Barker as Barker suffers hip injury

In a somewhat shocking turn of events, Felix Sturm scored a Round 2 TKO victory over Darren Barker in Germany on Saturday night. Barker loses the middleweight title strap he picked up with a win over Daniel Geale this summer, and worse, his career may be in jeopardy. Barker apparently suffered a hip injury during the fight, a recurring problem he has had, forcing him to undergo two...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Darren Barker Falls Apart Against Felix Sturm

The grim prospect of facing Gennady Golovkin – Kazakhstan’s modern take on Grendel’s mother – is one that influences his middleweight contemporaries in myriad ways. Faced with the ultimatum of boxing either Golovkin or an alternative 160 lb. world titlist by his paymasters at German TV network SAT.1, Cologne’s Felix Sturm coughed up a king’s ransom in order to lure Cockney...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Sturm beats Barker by TKO in 2nd for IBF middleweight belt

Felix Sturm defeated defending champion Darren Barker with a second round TKO to take the Briton's IBF middleweight title on Saturday. Former WBA champion Sturm twice knocked Barker to the canvas and looked set to finish him off when the towel was thrown in. Referee Mark Nelson called it off 2 minutes, 9 seconds into the round. ''I hit him well with my swings,'' said Sturm, a German...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Sturm beats Barker by TKO in 2nd for IBF belt

Felix Sturm defeated defending champion Darren Barker with a second round TKO to take the Briton's IBF middleweight title on Saturday. Former WBA champion Sturm twice knocked Barker to the canvas and looked set to finish him off when the towel was thrown in. Referee Mark Nelson called it off 2 minutes, 9 seconds into the round. Sturm, a German of Bosnian descent, claimed his fourth...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Barker vs. Sturm weigh-in results: Darren Barker says he is as hungry as ever

Darren Barker has vowed to shine in his IBF World Middleweight title defense against Felix Sturm at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. The Londoner faces his first World title defense against the German hero, who is attempting to become the first four-time German boxing champion – but Barker said that won’t be happening tomorrow night. Barker vs. Sturm Weigh-in Results: Darren...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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