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Hearn hopes to get Barker another world title shot in 2012

By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for Darren Barker (23-1, 14 KO’s), says he’s going to try and get the 29-year-old Barker another title shot in the near future, hopefully in 2012.  → read full story

Sergio Martinez: You have to know how to finish, not just how to start

By Chris Williams: WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has a lot of respect for Darren Barker for the effort he put in last Saturday night in fighting tooth and nail until eventually losing by an 11th round TKO.  → read full story

Martinez does not look like an elite fighter

By John F. McKenna (McJack): Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KO’s) defeated Darren Barker (23-1, 14 KO’s) Saturday night, knocking out the Brit in the 11th round at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.  → read full story

Macklin and Andy Lee possible next opponents for Sergio Martinez

By William Mackay: WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 28 KO’s) took care of business last Saturday night in defeating challenger Darren Barker (23-1, 14 KO’s) by an 11th round TKO to retain his World Boxing Council title at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  → read full story

Barker suffers perforated eardrum in loss: What next for him?

By Allan Fox: Darren Barker (23-1, 14 KO’s) gave it his best shot last night against WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 28 KO’s) but in the end Barker didn’t have the power, the workrate or the defense to win the fight and was taken out by a rather soft-looking right hand to the […]

Did Barker quit against Martinez?

By Scott Gilfoid: In taking a close look at last night’s fight between WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 28 KO’s) and his British challenger Darren Barker (23-1, 14 KO’s), I really wasn’t too impressed with the finishing right hand that Martinez landed in the 11th to put Barker down face first on the […]

Sergio Martinez annihilates Barker in 11th

By Scott Gilfoid: World Boxing Council Diamond middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KOs) handed Darren Barker (23-1, 14 KOs) his first defeat of his career on Saturday night in stopping the Brit in the 11th round at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  → read full story

Dibella willing to let Arum co-promote Sergio Martinez in order to get fights against Cotto and Margarito

By Dan Ambrose: Promoter Lou Dibella reportedly is willing to let Top Rank promoter Bob Arum co-promote WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez if it leads to Martinez getting fights against Arum’s money fighters Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao.  → read full story

Barker: My hands are as quick as his [Martinez], I will show him what a quick middleweight I am

By Scott Gilfoid: I had a laugh reading one of Darren Barker’s recent self-promoting quotes about himself at thesun.co.uk this morning where Barker describes his talents as such: “My hands are as quick as his [Sergio Martinez], I am more elusive and bigger in stature than him.  → read full story

Sergio Martinez will slaughter Darren Barker tonight – Prediction

By Scott Gilfoid: It’s going to be a long sad plane flight back home for London for Darren Barker (23-0, 14 KO’s) tonight after he gets whipped by WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (47-2-2, 26 KO’s) on HBO in front of what will hopefully be a large viewing audience.  → read full story

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