Posted December 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Felix Sturm defeated defending champion Darren Barker with a second round TKO to take the Briton's IBF middleweight title on Saturday. Former WBA champion Sturm twice knocked Barker to the canvas and looked set to finish him off when the towel was thrown in. Referee Mark Nelson called it off 2 minutes, 9 seconds into the round. Sturm, a German of Bosnian descent, claimed his fourth world title and improved to 38-3-2 (17 KO), while Barker dropped to 26-2 (16 KO). Sturm dedicated the victory to his wife Jasmin: ''She deserves this belt more than I.'' He added that he was looking forward to the rematch in England early next year.
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