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Darren Barker officially announces retirement

‘Dazzling’ Darren Barker has announced his retirement from boxing. The popular Londoner topped the World in 2013 when he climbed off the canvas to rip the IBF belt from Daniel Geale in Atlantic City. Barker’s glorious night crowned his professional achievements adding the top honor to British, European and Commonwealth titles and his Commonwealth Games triumph in 2002. Barker...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rankings updates: James Kirkland’s big return, Erislandy Lara’s dominant win, Darren Barker’s demise & more

Last weekend there were 7 major fights on U.S. television, another four the night before on Shobox, and more than a few big shake-ups overseas. Now, it's time to go back to the top 10 divisional rankings and make some updates. Take a look and see who did what, and went where. Check out the... Updated top 10 junior middleweight division rankings Updated top 10 middleweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sturm beats Barker by TKO in 2nd for IBF middleweight belt

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. ''I hit him well with my swings,'...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Sturm beats Barker by TKO in 2nd for IBF belt

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Barker Defeats Daniel Geale with Split Deciscion

2013 has another great fight to add to the list for this year. Daniel Geale took on Darren Barker in a fight that turned out a lot better than expected. The fighters were very evenly matched up and the ending showed when Darren Barker won via split decision from the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, […]
Via MyBoxing
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Barker wins IBF middleweight title

British middleweight Darren Barker won the IBF championship Saturday night with a split decision over defending champ Daniel Geale of Australia. Barker (26-1) received winning scores of 116-111 from judge Barbara Perez and 114-113 from Carlos Ortiz. Judge Alan Rubenstein scored it 114-113 for Geale (29-1). Barker leaped in jubilation when the scores were read at Revel Casino-Hotel...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Barker Squeaks Past Daniel Geale In An Outstanding Battle

ATLANTIC CITY -- There was so much beforehand that made so little sense about Aussie Daniel Geale and Brit Darren Barker fighting in A.C., but that was then and this is now. Now, anyone watching this middleweight battle from Revel or at home on HBO is a happy, happy person. In the end, Barker won by a fraction on the scorecards. Almost every round was ridiculously close and competitive...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Barker Guarantees Victory Over Daniel Gaele at HBO Boxing After Dark

Daniel Gaele and Darren Barker have traveled almost the same path in the boxing world. Paths that will cross for the first time on Saturday, August 17th. HBO Boxing After Dark’s main event features these two championship caliber boxers. For Barker this will be his second shot at winning a belt, his first ended on the wrong side of a stoppage at the hands of world class middleweight...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Barker Ringside documentary debuts tomorrow night on Sky Sports in the UK

Darren Barker is the subject of a revealing Ringside special at 6pm on Sky Sports 3 HD tomorrow night, August 15, ahead of his IBF World middleweight title clash with Daniel Geale in Atlantic City. The Londoner challenges the Aussie champion for the title at the Revel Hotel-Casino and the 31 year old is laid bare in the one hour documentary. Barker gives a touching and honest recollection...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Win ringside tickets to Barker vs. Hope at Betfair’s Christmas Cracker in London

We are offering one lucky reader the chance to win an exclusive pair of ringside seats to see Dazzling Darren Barker take on Kerry Hope  at Betfair’s Christmas Cracker at  London Olympia on Saturday, December 8th at the Olympia in London. Take a look below to see how you can get started with your chance to win ringside tickets to the event.   Credit: Ed Diller / DBE ProBoxing...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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