Matchroom sends prank release: Says “tag team” rule introduced for Prizefighter

Fighters in the Prizefighter Welterweights 4 will be able to tag in a fresh fighter at ringside for the first time at the sold-out York Hall, Bethnal Green on Saturday night. A host of stars are set to be in the home of boxing on Saturday night, and they will be gloved up and ready for action if called upon by any of the eight boxers gunning for glory in the 33rd edition of the eight...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Darren Barker is not Hip!

Darren Barker was starting to be placed in the minds of boxing fans worldwide. Known for losing to Sergio Martinez and more recently taking a title for Daniel Geale. He than faced the man all non U.S. title holders seem to face, Felix Sturm. That’s when we found out Darren Barker is not “hip” for […]
Via MyBoxing
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Curtis Stevens looking to get back into middleweight mix with win over Majewski

The Stevens-Majewski fight scheduled for Friday, January 24th on NBCSN live from Resorts Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ marks the first of many explosive middleweight match-ups awaiting boxing fans in 2014. The red hot middleweight division saw some memorable bouts in 2013 and is jam-packed with exciting champions and contenders that will produce some wild match-ups this year...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Boxing Round Of The Year: Darren Barker - Daniel Geale, Round 6

“I saw Gary as clear as day. I know it sounds like a movie script, but I saw my brother. He told me to get up.” Everything struggles to live, yet it is in surviving our own individual struggles that true strength is forged. Barnet middleweight Darren Barker had known the worst of times; after his beloved kid brother Gary, a promising amateur, lost his life in a car accident...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Boxing Round Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules' annual year-end awards. Here's how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Round of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final leg, which will finish early next week, is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from Trainer of the Year to more frivolous topics. For each category, we...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Felix Sturm TKO’s Darren Barker (VIDEO)

A championship fight forgotten over the Dec. 7 weekend due to the loaded cards by Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions on Showtime and HBO. Felix Sturm defeats Darren Barker in TKO fashion after 2 knockdowns. Darren Barker appeared to had injured his hip, as the corner threw in the towel. Some how Felix Sturm […]
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December 10, 2013  |  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...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 12/10: Adrien Broner Vs. Marcos Maidana Preview; More

(Those gluttons strewn about as Dante and Virgil continue their stroll are us boxing fans; via) Just like our instinctive holiday gluttony this time of year, we've feasted on so much late-year boxing that there's barely any room for more. Over the weekend, we had Paulie Malignaggi winning a decision from Zab Judah, Guillermo Rigondeaux embarrassing Joseph Agbeko, Felix...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Felix Sturm Pulvarizes Barker To Win IBF Belt

STUTTGART, GERMANY - It only took two rounds for Sturm to unleash shades of brilliance past and devastate Darren Barker  in his first title defense to win the IBF middleweight belt at the Porsche Arena in Germany. Barker attempted to bring the fight early Sturm early throwing combinations upstairs that largely missed and left hooks to the body while Sturm eased inside by working...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Felix Sturm defeats Darren Barker as Barker suffers hip injury

In a somewhat shocking turn of events, Felix Sturm scored a Round 2 TKO victory over Darren Barker in Germany on Saturday night. Barker loses the middleweight title strap he picked up with a win over Daniel Geale this summer, and worse, his career may be in jeopardy. Barker apparently suffered a hip injury during the fight, a recurring problem he has had, forcing him to undergo two...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Darren Barker Falls Apart Against Felix Sturm

The grim prospect of facing Gennady Golovkin – Kazakhstan’s modern take on Grendel’s mother – is one that influences his middleweight contemporaries in myriad ways. Faced with the ultimatum of boxing either Golovkin or an alternative 160 lb. world titlist by his paymasters at German TV network SAT.1, Cologne’s Felix Sturm coughed up a king’s ransom in order to lure Cockney...
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December 07, 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,'...
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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

Barker vs. Sturm weigh-in results: Darren Barker says he is as hungry as ever

Darren Barker has vowed to shine in his IBF World Middleweight title defense against Felix Sturm at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. The Londoner faces his first World title defense against the German hero, who is attempting to become the first four-time German boxing champion – but Barker said that won’t be happening tomorrow night. Barker vs. Sturm Weigh-in Results: Darren...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the middleweight division is boxing’s best

Defending the Middleweight Division as the Best in Boxing Today: While heavyweight is the big-boy division, middleweight has been the third rail division in boxing for decades. As the middleweight division goes, so does the sport. It’s known as the division where you get some of the power of the bigger men, combined with the more refined and subtle skills of the smaller men. After...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Barker vs. Felix Sturm preview & prediction

Fight Pick & Preview - Barker vs. Sturm: Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KOs) makes his first defense of the IBF Middleweight title against Felix Sturm (38-3-2, 17 KOs) in Stuttgart, Germany on December 7th. Barker, 31 has agreed a career high purse to fight in Germany against veteran former champion Sturm, 34. While facing Sturm in Germany hasn't been a smart career move for many...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Barker vs. Felix Sturm presser photos & quotes

Darren Barker has warned Felix Sturm that he’ll retain his title in style on the German hero’s home patch when he defends his IBF Middleweight belt at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart on December 7. Barker wrestled the title from Daniel Geale in August with a split decision win in Atlantic City, and his first defense takes him to Germany to face the three-time World champion Sturm...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Barker to defend against Felix Sturm on December 7

Darren Barker will defend his IBF World Middleweight title against Felix Sturm in Stuttgart on Saturday December 7. Barker and Sturm’s teams struck an agreement where the Londoner faces the former WBA champion in Germany with a return fight in London scheduled for March at Barker's option. Credit: Robert Epstein - Gary Shaw The pair will come face-to-face at a press conference...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Barker: Fight of His Life

by Sam C. CoulterVia Darren Barker's Twitter:  @DarrenBarker82Darren Barker produced the fight of his life and showed levels of grit and determination that many believed he did not possess.It was a great fight in which Barker looked to force Geale back and have the last say in every exchange. The viewers were really treated to a superb all action fight. Darren came forward all...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 8/20: Darren Barker Vs. Daniel Geale Recap With Cliff Rold

(Pre-psychotic breakdown Amanda Bynes driving and texting, possibly about this week's episode of TQBR Radio; photo credit: David Tonnessen, PacificCoastNews.com) There's just something about Queensberry Rules Radio that makes people want to break the law and text about it -- at dinner, at bar mitzvahs, even while driving, like our friend Amanda up there. But the serious...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing's Truth Be Told

There is no other contest that man has devised that so embraces truth; no sport, no game, no trial or competition so revels in the black and white of honesty than that of prizefighting. In boxing the truth is everything.   As a man steps into the ring he is only faced with honesty -- honesty to himself and in the judement of all those eyes upon him. Is he strong enough...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Middleweight & light heavyweight rankings updates after Barker & Kovalev grab titles

This past weekend there was loads of great action for fight fans, highlighted by Sergey Kovalev's annihilation of Nathan Cleverly to capture a light heavyweight title strap, and Darren Barker's game title-winning effort over Daniel Geale. That means it's time for rankings updates! We have updated the top 10 in the middleweight division and the top 10 in the light heavyweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

More on Barker’s upset win over Geale: Fight night photos, quotes

Last night, the UK's Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KOs) defeated Australia's Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KOs) by means of a twelve round split decision to capture the IBF middleweight championship. Both fighters had their moments throughout the fight. Right here, you'll find more on the Geale vs. Barker results, including a fight night photo gallery, post-fight quotes, and more...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

A Night Of Unexpected and Sensational Wins On HBO

Going into Saturday’s HBO Boxing telecast, Nathan Cleverly, Johnathan Romero, and Daniel Geale were titleholders who were looking at winning their respective bouts and take the next step in their boxing careers. At the end of Saturday, each of the three suffered a set back in their plans as each lost their respective bouts to opponents who were more aggressive, determined, and...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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