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Barker vs. Martinez

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

Andy Lee: Sergio Martinez can be beaten by basic boxing

By Dan Ambrose: Middleweight contender Andy Lee (27-1, 19 KO’s) thinks former world champion Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 28 KO’s) can beaten by “Basic boxing”, according to an interview at fighthype.com.  → 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

Macklin will be watching tonight’s Barker-Martinez fight closely, wants to fight winner

By Scott Gilfoid: Having failed in his last fight against WBA Super World middleweight champion Felix Sturm last June, middleweight contender Matthew Macklin (28-3, 19 KO’s) is hoping to take on the winner of tonight’s fight between the fighter considered to be the best of the middleweights, WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, in his […]

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