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Barker Predicts: Golovkin Will Nail One on Eubank - And It's Over!

Former IBF middleweight champion Darren Barker believes British middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (24-1, 18KOs) is taking his career a step too far by demanding a fight with Gennady Golovkin (35-...Read More

Barker: Eubank Talented, Beating Golovkin is Premature

Darren Barker believes Chris Eubank Jr is almost the 'total package' and can back up his father’s bold claims by becoming a world champion. The exciting middleweight will battle Tony Jeter at the t...Read More

Darren Barker Reflects on Career Glory: One Year On

“I look at some of the middleweight champions of the past and I’m not in their world. I just had a burning desire to be a world champion.” And Darren Barker just did that on 17 August 2013 at the R...Read More

Darren Barker Announces Retirement From Boxing

Former IBF middleweight world champion Darren Barker has retired following a long battle with injuries. The Londoner has decided to hang up his gloves once and for all after a long-standing hip pro...Read More

Barker Undecided on Future, Talks Sturm-Murray II

Darren Barker fears he must undergo a hip operation, but will not be rushed into a decision about his future. Barker's brief reign as IBF middleweight champion was brought to a heart breaking end a...Read More

Darren Barker: A Requiem For a Hard Career

I was with a bunch of boxing cronies when the news of Darren Barker’s hip problem and subsequent operation broke in 2010. To a man we said: “That’s his career over, then” and wrote him off. That he ...Read More

Hearn Fears Darren Barker's Career Could Be Over

DARREN BARKER told promoter Eddie Hearn he was finished after losing his IBF world middleweight title to Felix Sturm. Sturm captured Barker's belt for his fourth reign as world champion after dropp...Read More

Photos: Felix Sturm Annihilates Darren Barker in Two

Felix Sturm didn't need help from the judges to make history in Germany. The 34-year old relied on his fists to claim his fourth reign as a middleweight titlist, scoring a shocking second round stoppa...Read More

Sturm: I Hope Barker is Fine, We Can Do a Rematch

German boxer Felix Sturm has scored a second round TKO victory over defending champion Darren Barker to take the Briton's IBF middleweight title in Stuttgart. Former WBA champion Sturm twice knocked B...Read More

Barker's Trainer: Darren May Never Be in The Ring Again

Darren Barker lost his IBF middleweight title to Felix Sturm after being stopped in the second round at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart on Saturday night. The 31-year-old Londoner was twice knocked to ...Read More

Frank Warren Chuckles at Bellew, Talks Barker-Sturm

Barnet’s Darren Barker will need to sustain a beaver like work rate if he is to retain his IBF middleweight title at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany this evening. In return for a reported o...Read More

Barker Feels Sturm is Past His Best, On The Slide

DARREN BARKER insists home advantage will not help Felix Sturm tonight as the German is past his best. The north Londoner makes a first defence of his IBF world middleweight title against Sturm in Stu...Read More

Felix Sturm Drills Darren Barker In Two Round Shocker

Felix Sturm didn't need help from the judges to make history in Germany. The 34-year old relied on his fists to claim his fourth reign as a middleweight titlist, scoring a shocking second round stoppa...Read More

Three Big Cards, One Big Report Card

By Cliff Rold - This is a packed Saturday. From Jr. Featherweight to Middleweight, fans will see a slew of competitive matches featuring some of the world’s best. All this and college football’s f...Read More

Barker-Sturm Clash - BoxingScene Staff Predictions

In a week loaded with boxing action, it’s possible that this middleweight title fight proves to be the sleeper of the bunch. Darren Barker and Felix Sturm have both overcome tremendous adversity to...Read More

Photos: Darren Barker, Felix Sturm Tense Face To Face

Darren Barker has vowed to shine in his IBF World Middleweight title defence against Felix Sturm at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, live on Sky Sports 1 from 9pm. The Londoner faces his first World...Read More

Weights From Stuttgart: Darren Barker, Felix Sturm 159.4

Joe Calzaghe made a surprise appearance in Stuttgart, on the heels of his recent election into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The retired unbeaten former two-division world champion was in tow...Read More

Murray: Sturm is Fading Dramatically, Barker Wins

Martin Murray has backed Darren Barker to defend his world title against Felix Sturm in Germany. Barker will make the first defence of his IBF middleweight belt against Sturm in Stuttgart this Satu...Read More

UK Insider: Andy Lee; Murray Wants Golovkin; Barker

While Darren Barker is defending his IBF world middleweight title in Germany this weekend, and Matthew Macklin is in action in Atlantic City on Saturday, life is also busy for the two other elite-leve...Read More

Darren Barker: It's Time I End Felix Sturm's Career!

Darren Barker intends to signal the start of a new middleweight era by sending Felix Sturm into retirement. Sturm is a former world champion himself, who sat near the summit of his weight class for...Read More