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...
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

WATCH: Penguins commentator makes poor 'I can't breathe' joke

Would Percy Harvin take pay cut to return to Jets?

Nationals GM disappointed Bryce Harper missed NatsFest

Broncos to place Montee Ball on season-ending IR

Johnny Manziel could have made $8-10 million in college?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Will Muschamp says his only offer came from Auburn

NFL relocation to Los Angeles is gaining steam

Adrian Peterson to consider running in Olympics

Broncos sign CB Chris Harris to five-year extension

Floyd Mayweather wants to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2

Braxton Miller's father says son will return to Ohio State

Melvin Gordon wishes he played more in record game

Prospective Las Vegas NHL owner would let fans name team

Will Muschamp already recruiting for Auburn

WATCH: Mavs play keep-away with Marreese Speights' shoe

WATCH: OSU's Sam Thompson throws down awesome dunk

WATCH: Glass shatters during ECHL game, injures fans

Urban Meyer boasts about his Ohio State accomplishments

Final Heisman Trophy projections

The five best rookie wide receivers of 2014

Current, former Auburn players react to Will Muschamp hiring

Nick Young after game-winner: I'm rough like Scott toilet paper

Sidney Crosby undergoing tests for the mumps

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

SEE: Announcer's 'I can't breathe' joke

Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

Muschamp already recruiting at new job

Nats GM 'disappointed' in Bryce Harper

Final Heisman Trophy projections

The five best rookie receivers of 2014

NFL relocation to LA looks likely

Peterson thinking about Olympics?

Brett Lawrie makes little girl's day

Braxton Miller returning to OSU?

Adrian Peterson appeal denied

Winners and losers of the Winter Meetings

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.