Found December 07, 2013 on The Queensbury Rules:
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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 onto home soil. Barker, who’d held his alphabet strap for a mere 112 days, managed only five minutes and nine seconds against his resurgent host on Saturday evening at a bustling Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. “Dazzling” Darren, 26-2, 16 KOs, whose medical records suggest that his body could very well be bound together by bubble wrap and brown tape, appeared to succumb to recurring hip injury in the opening round (later reported as dislocated) that rendered him a sitting duck against the no-nonsense Sturm, 34, who had bossed the early running with a series of crisp left hooks.  Solid and compact...
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