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Hearn: Barker-Golovkin Would Require Huge Money

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;13667038]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…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;13667023]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.…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;13664378]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…

Comment by New England on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;13664378]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…

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