Found December 06, 2013 on Pro Boxing Fans:
Darren_barker_v_ced9
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 Barker: 159 lbs (11 stone, 5 lbs) Felix Sturm: 159.5 lbs(11 stone, 5 lbs, 6 ounces) Here's what Barker had to say: “When preparation has been perfect you look forward to getting in there and that's where I am right now – I just can't wait to get in there and do my thing. “I've got a small and close team around me and that's how I like it. I've had a good week here, it's been enjoyable, we’ve been treated really well and the German fans have been great. I’ve got a lot of fans out here and they were brilliant in the weigh-in, there's even more coming tomorrow and it's going to ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

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...

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,'...

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...

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...

Darren Barker primed and ready for Felix Sturm fight

Darren Barker has vowed to shine in his IBF World Middleweight title defence against Felix Sturm at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, live on Sky Sports 1 from 9pm.

Sturm crushes Barker

There was heartache in Germany last night for Darren Barker as he was crushed inside two rounds by popular German fighter Felix Sturm at the Porsche arena.

King Sam starts again

The last time we saw middleweight Sam Soliman in a boxing ring, he was celebrating his biggest career victory, having unanimously outpointed Bosnian-German Felix Sturm in the latter's own backyard of Dusseldorf, Germany.  Aussie Sam had just put forth almost certainly the finest performance of his career, recovering from a heavy second round knockdown to outspeed and outmanoeuvre...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.