Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/22/14

BRENTWOOD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Darren Barker of Barnet (R) lands a punch on Danny Butler of Bristol in their British and Commonwealth Middleweight bout at the Brentwood Centre on November 28, 2009 in Brentwood, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Tomorrow night both Darren Barker and Nathan Cleverly fight for world titles with the opportunity to seriously enhance their boxing legacies and future career earnings with victory. While Cleverly seeks to retain the WBO light heavyweight title he already holds against power-punching Sergey Kovalev, Barker is hoping to wrench the IBF middleweight title from the paws of its current incumbent, the awkward Australian Daniel Geale. Here I assess each Brit ahead of arguably their most important bouts to date. Barker to draw on past agony against Geale Credit: Mario Serrano / Gary Shaw It will not be the first time Darren Barker has stared across the ring to see a world titleholder when he confronts Daniel Geale tomorrow night in Atlantic City, New Jersey - back in 2011 Barker was unsuccessful in his challenge to middleweight king Sergio Martinez. A heavy underdog, the Essex man started strongly before fading and eventually succumbing to an 11th round knockout. The realization of losing...
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