Geale: It would be easier if I fought Barker again

barker66By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-2, 15 KO’s) is kicking himself right now for not having gone after Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KO’s) after knocking him down in the 6th round in his 12 round split decision loss to Barker last month on August 17th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Geale says he had expended too much energy in the 6th round, and he didn’t want to go after him to finish him off after putting him down with a nice left to the body. Geale just wants a rematch right now against Barker, and he figures it’ll be easy to beat him in the rematch.

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Daniel Geale questions decision

geale55By Jose Muradas: Former IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-2,15 KO’s) felt that newly crowned IBF middleweight champion, Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KO’s) did not do enough to strip Geale of his IBF belt on Saturday night in Atlantic City. Geale, told Nick Walash of the The Daily Telegraph an Australian- based newspaper this on Monday.

Geale said “I’m no judge, But I don’t know that Darren (Barker) did enough to take my title tonight. I’m certainly not going to whine because that’s never been my go … but I just don’t know if he did enough.”

I can understand Geale’s frustration, but after watching the fight again, I felt it was Geale who didn’t do enough to hold on to his strap. Geale came out too aggressive in the early rounds, which allowed Barker to step back and land his right hand. Barker also worked the body.

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The Weekend’s Results

barker100By Rusty Nate: It was certainly an amazing weekend of action. I don’t think the results as they happened were a big surprise although if the results were reversed and happened the opposite way I don’t really think there would have been that much shock.

First up was Nathan Cleverly (26-1-0) defending his WBO World Title against the chilling puncher Sergey Kovalev (22-0-1). Well this result as I mentioned was not overly a surprise in who won the fight. I have thought for some time that Cleverly is a good solid fighter but his work rate is slow and methodical and he is hittable. This was proved in the fight with the relatively inexperienced (at the time) Tony Bellew.

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Barker to face Felix Sturm next, then possibly Geale again

barker44By Scott Gilfoid: Newly crowned IBF middleweight champion Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KO’s) will have a tough first title defense of his IBF 160 lb. strap, because he’s got to face his mandatory challenger former WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (38-3-2, 17 KO’s) next rather than a domestic fighter.

Barker defeated former IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-2, 15 KO’s) by a 12 round split decision last Saturday night at the Revel Resort, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

Barker’s promoter Eddie Hearn said this as quoted by ESPN “We’ve got the Sturm mandatory.

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Barker beats Geale

1823(Photo credit: Robert Epstein – Gary Shaw Productions) By Jose Muradas: The Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. was host to a tremendous night of boxing in the 160 middleweight division. Australian Daniel Geale(29-1, 15 KO’s) put his IBF title on the line vs. Londoner Darren Barker(25-1,16 KO’s) Geale who won the IBF title from Sebastian Sylvester in May of 2011 has made four successful defenses of the the title which included a unification bout for the WBA/IBF titles against Germany’s Felix Strum. Geale lost WBA title for failing to fight mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin. He fought fellow countryman Anthony Mundine (44-4,26KO’s) and avenged his only loss of his career.

Barker entered the fight coming off wins against Kerry Hope (18-5,1KO), Simone Rotolo (35-4,15KO’s), and a spirited performance against WBC middleweight champ Sergio Martinez back in 2011 which resulted in an 11th round knockout loss.

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Barker’s trainer looking past Geale fight

1803(Photo credit: Photo Credit: Mario Serrano – Gary Shaw Productions) By Scott Gilfoid: Tony Sims, the trainer for Britain’s Darren Barker (25-1, 16 KO’s), is already looking past Barker’s fight this Saturday night against IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KO’s) at the Revel Resort, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

Sims is looking towards fights for Barker against fellow Brits Martin Murray, Andy Lee, John Ryder and Billy Joe Saunders. It’s always interesting when the underdogs trainer is already assuming his fighter is going to win when in reality he stands almost no chance of winning.

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Darren Barker vs. Daniel Geale next Saturday, August 17th at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City

barker343By Scott Gilfoid: #3 IBF, #13 WBO, Darren Barker (25-1, 16 KO’s) will be taking a huge step up in class next Saturday night on August 17th against IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KO’s) at the Revel Resort, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

Barker’s been saying lately that he sees himself as a better fighter than Geale, and how he’s definitely going to beat him. Well, we’re going to get a chance to see if Barker can prove that he’s better in the ring, because Barker failed miserably when he stepped up the only time in his 9 year pro career when he faced Sergio Martinez.

It was an awful fight to watch, as Barker played it safe for 10 rounds, and then got blasted out by Martinez in the 11th. Barker had been a pro for 7 years, and had fought pretty much only domestic and Euro level opposition.

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Barker: I’m better than Geale

barker382By Scott Gilfoid: #3 IBF, Darren Barker (25-1, 16 KO’s) feels he’s the superior fighter to IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KO’s), and he thinks he’s going to beat him in their fight this month on August 17th at the Revel Resort, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

Barker said to Sky Sports “I truly believe I’m better than him. Whilst I would never underestimate him, I truly believe it’s my time and my destiny. I know what I’m all about and I know how to beat him so I can’t wait for August 17.”

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Barker: I know I’ll beat Geale

barker232By Scott Gilfoid: #3 IBF, Darren Barker (25-1, 16 KO’s) thinks he’s improved since getting stopped in the 11th round by Sergio Martinez in October 2011. Barker has only fought twice since then, beating Kerry Hope and Simone Rotolo both by stoppages.

This month, Barker will be taking a step up a couple of levels from those guys to face IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KO’s) on August 17th at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Barker, 31, sees himself winning this fight despite the fact that he’s not faced anyone of quality since Sergio whipped him.

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Darren Barker: Been Through The Storm

barker422By @BoxingMuse: If you don’t know much about English middleweight Darren Barker, it is significant to consider the number of trials and tribulations he has had to overcome throughout his professional career both inside and outside of the ropes. Before Barker challenges for the IBF middleweight championship against Daniel Geale on August 17 in New York take a walk in his shoes.

Starting at Finchley & District Amateur Boxing club, Barker then moved on to the legendary Repton Boys Club in which he achieved a gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester to top off a commendable amateur career with the resume of 55-13.

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