By Scott Gilfoid: Carl Froch, Kell Brook and Eddie Hearn all see IBF middleweight champion Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KO’s) being able to successfully defend his title tonight against 34-year-old former two-time WBA 160 lb. champion Felix Sturm (38-3-2, 17 KO’s) at the Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Froch said to Sky Sports “I can’t see Barker having any trouble at all. I think he’ll out-box Sturm. I can’t see an upset. I think Barker will out-box Sturm quite simply.”
Brook said “I think he’s [Barker] going to make a statement in this fight.”