Originally written on Fight Hub TV  |  Last updated 8/27/14

LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Daniel Geale of Australia poses during the weigh-in ahead of his fight against Samir Dos Santos Barbosa of Brazil on the undercard of the Mundine v Gustavo fight at the Silverdome on October 20, 2009 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
After a hard-fought 12 round battle with the previously undefeated Daniel Geale, Englishman Darren Barker upset Geale en route to winning the IBF middleweight title via a questionable split decision. In a bout that saw Barker dominate most of the bout, Geale (29-1, 15 KOs) had trouble mounting much offense besides a devastating shot to Barker’s (25-1, 16 KOs) liver that looked like it could have ended the bout. Instead of folding after a standing eight-count, Barker mounted a comeback displaying the will he had to win the biggest fight of his career. Geale was hoping to make a name for himself with the American fight fans, headlining the HBO card, but instead he came out flat and missed out on a huge opportunity in the process. Geale will have to refocus and mount a comeback fight to get his name back into the 160-pound mix again. Barker on the other hand now has a major title in his corner and should be a prime opponent for any of the top middleweights, including Sergio Martinez, w...

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