View Full Version : matthew macklin vs darren baker


Gorgeous George
07-23-2009, 03:58 AM
matthew macklin vs darren baker who do you guys think is going to take this one and why?:boxing:

Gorgeous George
07-23-2009, 05:14 AM
no interest?

Patty Tanager
07-23-2009, 07:30 AM
Not sure to be honest, but i remember reading somewhere that Macklin might be challenging for the European title instead of this fight.

Gorgeous George
07-23-2009, 07:33 AM
Not sure to be honest, but i remember reading somewhere that Macklin might be challenging for the European title instead of this fight.
not what boxrec says!

UKBRAWLER
07-23-2009, 08:18 AM
You mean Barker

Sparked_1985
07-23-2009, 08:21 AM
This is a very very very good fight.

Honestly, i'd be more excited about this fight than any of the Hatton superfights over the last few years. This would be epic.

Darren Barker probably has the edge in raw ability, Macklin the edge in chin and power, and has the experience of being in a bonafide war with Jamie Moore, Barker doesn't.

Who ever wins this, will probably be a world champion. The loser will take the winner to the next level.

I wouldn't mind: Macklin, Lee, Barker, and even Duddy all mixing it with one another. I have a sneaky feeling my fellow Chelsea boy Barker will prove to be the best, but it wouldn't surprise me if an experienced beyond his years and a constantly improving Macklin comes out on top.

amir khan
07-23-2009, 08:37 AM
any truth in barker having a glass chin, everytime i hear about him it gets brought up ??

Sparked_1985
07-23-2009, 08:42 AM
any truth in barker having a glass chin, everytime i hear about him it gets brought up ??

Well he's been dropped before.

But the guy doesn't get hit very much at all, he's very well schooled.

The problem with Barker is that he is a pretty small middleweight, there is not a scrap of fat on him but he is very slight. Certainly not genetically blessed.

THEDOC
07-23-2009, 09:14 AM
Is this official? Cracking fight this should be. Very evenly matched I feel. Barker is more technically sound but Macklin hits harder and is more aggressive. Barker's chin is fine, he spars alot with Froch so imagine it must stand up ok to be able to do that.

Gorgeous George
07-23-2009, 10:04 AM
Is this official? Cracking fight this should be. Very evenly matched I feel. Barker is more technically sound but Macklin hits harder and is more aggressive. Barker's chin is fine, he spars alot with Froch so imagine it must stand up ok to be able to do that.
if macklin say wins this will pavlik take a look you reckon?

Patty Tanager
07-23-2009, 10:14 AM
not what boxrec says!

http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=21123

msagrain
07-23-2009, 01:48 PM
Barker imo.

ironalex
07-23-2009, 02:19 PM
pavlik is a different gravy to macklin and barker, hed knock both spark out

ellwise69
07-23-2009, 02:46 PM
I see barker winning this one.

But only if he improves his inside game.

The Surgeon
07-23-2009, 05:31 PM
I can see Barker winning this one, he seems the tidier more organised fighter of the two, quite like the both of them but im backing Barker

Gorgeous George
07-23-2009, 05:38 PM
i know macklin lost to moore but god he gave a very good account of himself that night... macklin will take this one and shoot up the ranks... (i dont think barker will tame this lion)