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 Last update:  8/19/2013       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Hearn: Barker-Golovkin Would Require Huge Money
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By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Promoter Eddie Hearn has big plans for the new IBF middleweight champion Darren Barker (26-1, 16KOs), but WBA/IBO champ Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24KOs) is not in his immediate plans. The next move for Barker will be his mandatory obligation, against Felix Sturm. Barker capture the title last Saturday night in Atlantic City, with a very gutsy performance to get a twelve round split decision over Daniel Geale of Australia. If and when the Golovkin fight is on the table, Hearn says there would need to be a lot of money involved. Golovkin faces Curtis Stevens on November 2 in New York.

"Darren Barker would fight Golovkin next, he's a fighter and that's what they do. For me, Golovkin is the most dangerous fighter in the division and therefore it has to be financially worthwhile and that involves a huge amount of money. But again, I can't see that fight happening next for Darren Barker. I think we'll take the Sturm fight - a huge fight in London - which is what [Barker] deserves. And then we'll sit down with Gary Shaw and HBO and plan for what's next," Hearn told BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Darren Barker , Gennady Golovkin , Geale-Barker , Geale vs Barker


 

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comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 08-20-2013
[QUOTE=Mikhnienko]This isn't the 1980's with Don King or the 50's with Blinky Palermo giving options isn't the norm. K2 or Golden Boy don't make Golovkin or Quillin opponents give options only Shaw with with a sinking stable. It shows the lengths Barker was willing to go and sacrifice some contro...

comment by Mikhnienko, on 08-20-2013
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]Barker wasn't the mandatory challenger so they would have been forced to accept options to get the fight against Geale.[/QUOTE] This isn't the 1980's with Don King or the 50's with Blinky Palermo giving options isn't the norm. K2 or Golden Boy don't make Golovkin or Quil...

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 08-20-2013
[QUOTE=Mikhnienko]Lulz Hearn and Barker were willing to give Shaw options on him rather than fight Gennady.[/QUOTE] Barker wasn't the mandatory challenger so they would have been forced to accept options to get the fight against Geale.

comment by Roberto Vasquez, on 08-20-2013
Barker would get destroyed by GGG. He stands straight on and he just gets hit too much. He has a big heart but when you are out cold what use is that? He should def fight GGG at some point but I can see how it wouldn't be his first fight. I also think GGG is over-rated at the moment, he beat Mac...

comment by New England, on 08-20-2013
[QUOTE=Mikhnienko]Lulz Hearn and Barker were willing to give Shaw options on him rather than fight Gennady.[/QUOTE] it's not like he's shy about it. lots of promotors are honest about golovkin. the guy is not only very good, he's a superhuman puncher. credit to gabe rosado, who is still...

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