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Barker-Sturm Reportedly Done For 12/7 in Germany

By Rick Reeno

Sources with knowledge of the details have advised BoxingScene.com that a deal was reached for IBF middleweight champion Darren Barker (26-1, 16KOs) to defend his title against mandatory challenger Felix Sturm (38-3-2, 17KOs) on December 7th at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart Germany.

Barker captured the title in August with a close split decision win over Daniel Geale, who defeated Sturm, also by split decision, last September.

When Barker won the belt, his promoter Eddie Hearn was going to make a serious push to bring Sturm to the UK - but we've been told that Barker was compensated well to travel over to Sturm's home turf.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BafanaBafana on 10-02-2013

Wow, this guy is ridiculously honest... @EthanCreighton @darrenbarker82 sick money, rematch clause, neutral officials..need any more? :)— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 2, 2013

Comment by nycsmooth on 10-02-2013

good bout but Barker needs 2 do xtr 2 win...Sturm's like a lotta boxers, ie: Braekhaus, John, Bopp, Bite, etc ,rarely leave home turf

Comment by MujoHrnjica on 10-02-2013

[QUOTE=hr186;13802112]Why the f*ck won't this idiot leave Germany?.....oh wait, because if he loses they can always dodge up some drug test results and change it to a no contest.[/QUOTE] Lol that goose Soliman couldn't even beat Sturm whilst cheating, what…

Comment by hr186 on 10-02-2013

Why the f*ck won't this idiot leave Germany?.....oh wait, because if he loses they can always dodge up some drug test results and change it to a no contest.

Comment by Cuban Linx on 10-02-2013

I really hope Barker wins this fight. Sturm could have been great after the De La Hoya fight, but he took the easy way out, stayed in Germany fighting weak opponents and never improved. Wasted potential.

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