Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/5/13
Darren Barker flies to America today to finish preparations for his IBF World middleweight title clash with Daniel Geale on August 17 at the Revel Hotel-Casino in Atlantic City. The Londoner fights for a World crown for the second time in Atlantic City after taking on Sergio Martinez in October 2011. Since his brave 11th round defeat to the pound-for-pound star, the 31 year old has seen off his injury woes and recorded impressive back-to-back fourth round stoppage wins over Kerry Hope and Simone Rotolo. Barker sets up camp in New Jersey this week to add the finishing touches to his plans, and he is confident he’ll return home with the belt. “I truly believe I'm better than him,” said Barker. “Whilst I would never underestimate him, I truly believe it’s my time and my destiny. “Our paths have mirrored the other; we both boxed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games, he won gold at welterweight, I won at light welterweight, and we boxed in the World Championships in 2003 in the same weight but on
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