Darren Barker hopes to land a fight against Andy Lee and would even travel to Ireland for the middleweight clash. Barker marked his return with an impressive stoppage win over Kerry Hope in December and will fight again on the 'London's Finest' bill at Wembley Arena on the 9th of March.
The Barnet man had hoped to face Lee, but the Irishman will instead fight Anthony Fitzgerald on the undercard of the Carl Frampton-Kiko Martinez card in Belfast. Barker remains hopeful he can battle Lee later this year and would travel to his rival's home country to make the bout happen.
"I'd go to Ireland to fight him. Not a problem. I asked Eddie, can you get Andy Lee? I want to fight him," said the former European champion. "I believe I've got his number. I've got the style to beat him. I was absolutely gutted that it couldn't be made for this fight, but it's about being patient and I'm sure these fights will happen. I'm sure he wants the fight as much as I do."
Gennady Golovkin defended his IBO/WBA titles with a dominant stoppage win over Gabriel Rosado on Saturday and his promoters have included Barker on a list of possible opponents.
Barker admits the hard-hitting Golovkin is one of the most dangerous fighters in his division, but he would still relish another world title fight after his creditable stoppage defeat against Sergio Martinez in 2011.
"I mean if there is anyone you wanted to swerve then it would be him by the looks of things," he said. "But like I say, I fought the best in Martinez and I wouldn't shy away from fighting Golovkin.
"I would get in there with him tomorrow and I honestly mean that. He's got a good amateur pedigree he's a big puncher with both hands, but I believe I've got the style to beat any of the world champions out there. I learned so much from the Martinez fight that I don't think there's anybody I should be afraid of."
Tags: Andy Lee , Darren Barker , Gennady Golovkin