Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Barker Warns: I'm Going To Be Too Good For Geale

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

DARREN BARKER insists tonight's opponent Daniel Geale is not as good as the last world champion he faced.  Barker doesn't think Geale is in the same league as Sergio Martinez

The Londoner, 31, has returned to Atlantic City to take on Aussie Geale for his IBF middleweight belt two years after he was stopped in the 11th round by Argentine Sergio Martinez for the WBC version of the world title.

Defeat to Martinez - ranked the division's No.1 - is Barker's only blemish on his 26-fight record and the former European champion does not rate Geale as highly.

He said: "We both won gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and I've known about him for a while. He's busy and awkward and he's different to Martinez.

"I've every respect for him - they don't hand out proper titles like that - and I respect the people he has beat.

Barker is taking on Daniel Geale for his IBF middleweight title Barker is taking on Daniel Geale for his IBF middleweight title

"This is his fifth defence but he has not proved his greatness yet, where as Martinez will go down as one of the greats.

"I can't see Geale pushing on that far. He's not in the same league as Martinez.

"I feel I've matured. I'm in my prime, at 31, now. Not only am I right in my body, I also feel right in my mind."

Chelsea fan Barker feels sharper for training in a swimming pool at Stamford Bridge and regular yoga.

He added: "I've been boxing 20 years and there's niggles you get in training, but the work in the pool and yoga have stopped that.

"This is the best I've ever felt and I'm just going to be too good for Geale."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 08-17-2013

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13658641]RBR thread?[/QUOTE] THere's one floating around here. Check the first 3 pages

Comment by Weebler I on 08-17-2013

RBR thread?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Photos: Joshua vs. Molina, Chisora vs. Whyte - Official Weigh-in Randy Caballero, Golden Boy Reach Deal To Extend Promotional Lipinets' Manager: Troyanovsky Had No Chin, Indongo Ours in 2017 Abner Mares: I'm Not Scared of Cuellar's Power; I Hit Hard, Too Wladimir Klitschko: I Want To Fight The Very Best Anthony Joshua Charlo: Not Much Left For Me at 154; I'm Not Afraid of Golovkin! Frank Warren Talks Parker-Ruiz, Joshua Revealing McCracken Link Quigg: I Have To Keep Winning, Build Buzz For Frampton Rematch Bob Arum Reflects on Kicking Out Anthony Mundine, Praises Horn Paul Gallen Losing Hope of Landing Sonny Bill Williams Clash Amir Khan Family Dispute To Be Part of New Reality Show? Anthony Joshua Sees No Need To Use Chisora-Whyte WWE Tactics Roach: Pacquiao-Crawford Possible, I like Pacquiao-Canelo Better Joselito Velazquez To Face Eduardo Casimero in Pro Debut Abel Sanchez: Ruiz, Parker Will Hit Each Other, Hurt Each Other Will Khalid Yafai Expand the Picture at 115? Jackson: Kovalev Was 5-1 After Six, Was 3-3 With Ward in Last Six Molina Warns Joshua: You Slip Up Once and You Will Be Dancing! Oleksandr Usyk Eyes World Titles Held By Gassiev, Tony Bellew Julian Williams: Being Underrated and Overlooked Ends Saturday Chocolatito's Manager Outlines The Options For 2017 Photos: Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz Weigh-In - Ready For War Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Final Presser Marco Huck vs. Noel Gevor Eliminator Order By The IBF Briggs Warns Hearn: Keep Joshua Away From Me and He'll Rule! Misha Aloian of Russia Loses Olympic Silver After Failed PED Test Photos: Chavez Jr. and Britsch - Go Face To Face at Final Presser Crawford: Me and Molina Can Box It Out, Bang It Out Or Whatever British Board Admits Decision on Chisora Did Not Come Easy Joseph Parker Signs Up With VADA, Will Be Testing in Ruiz Bout Photos: Crawford vs. Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser Video: Hearn Talks Crazy Week - Shannon Briggs Crashes Interview! Whyte vs. Chisora is STILL ON - But No British Title! Andy Ruiz: Everyone's Underestimating Me, But I'm In Great Shape Jose Pedraza: Gervonta Davis Will Leave Ring With First Career Loss Photos: Anthony Joshua, Eric Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser Lee Haskins Suffers Leg Injury, Out Of Dec 31 IBF Defence Cueller vs. Mares Undercard - Facebook Stream By Showtime Photos: Erik Skoglund, Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren on Weight Molina Not Worried About Judging in Crawford's Hometown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement