Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hearn: Barker's Options Include Chavez, Pirog, Geale

‘Dazzling’ Darren Barker has plenty of exciting options in front of him for his next fight but his promoter Eddie Hearn says they are ready to strike this week.

Barker announced himself on the World stage with a gutsy challenge against pound-for-pound star Sergio Martinez in Atlantic City in October, and his performance should lead to a second World title shot this year.

Hearn had earmarked the 29 year-old for the chief support slot when Kell Brook faces Matthew Hatton in Sheffield on March 17, but news of that clash prompted talks of World title challenges against Russian WBO champion Dmitry Pirog, Mexican WBC king Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Australian IBF belt holder Daniel Geale. Hearn also revealed he could set up another mouth-watering Brit clash with Barker tackling Martin Murray.

“I have had positive talks with Pirog and Geale’s promoters and I am in constant communication with Top Rank over a Chavez fight in May,” said Hearn. “We have also made an offer to Martin Murray and are waiting to hear back from his team.

“It’s a very exciting time for Darren and he needs to have a date in his head to focus on now that he is back in the gym, so a decision will be made soon.”

Tags: Darren Barker image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;11699891]Barker struggled w/ Martinez imagine what JCC JR would do to him.[/QUOTE] ??? Are you saying that JCC Jnr is better or worse than Martinez?

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 01-23-2012

Chavez will fight Cotto or Canelo. Barker's overly defensive style will give Pirog nightmares of his fight against Marciel so I don't think Pirog will end up going that route. My guess is Barker vs Geale will happen.

Comment by mushahadeen on 01-23-2012

Barker struggled w/ Martinez imagine what JCC JR would do to him.

Comment by TNTSUGAR on 01-23-2012

first fight Murray and the winner gets the chance for the title. He is not bad at all, busted Martinez' nose, ruined his career as a model LOL

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines WBC Prez Smiles To Canelo: We Will Still Sanction Golovkin Bout! Romero Duno Heads To United States To Train For Next Fight Photos: Pacquiao, Horn - Go Face To Face at Final Presser! Ryan Martin: Time To Prove That I'm a Real Deal Fighter Giovanni Santillan is Aiming To Knock Sammy Valentin Out Hopkins on GGG: There Will Be Blood, Mostly on Canelo's Shorts Miguel Cruz Drops Alex Martin Twice, Wins Decision in Rematch Nacho Believes Golden Boy Won't Allow Cotto-Marquez Clash Abel Sanchez: Shafikov Has "Extremely Tough" Task With Easter Horn: I Like Being Told I Stand No Chance Against Pacquiao Bob Arum: Blame Me if Pacquiao-Horn Isn't a Competitive Fight! Diego De La Hoya Ready For Battle in San Luis, Argentina Povetkin Back in Good Graces of The WBA, WBO, Says Ryabinsky Smith: Don't Think I'm Getting Deserved Credit for KO of Hopkins Pacquiao Not Looking Past Horn, But Wants Mayweather Rematch Charlo-Heiland, Washington-Miller Set For Broner-Garcia Card Mikey Garcia: Unless a Lucky Punch, I Don't See How Broner Wins Antoine Douglas vs. Bruno Sandoval Set For July 14th Roach: To Get Mayweather, Pacquiao Must Impress With Horn Sergey Kovalev Eyes New Trainer, Move To New Weight Class Photos: Vijender Singh, Zulpikar Maimaitiali - Go Face To Face Marco Huck is Pumped To Join World Boxing Super Series Uzcategui's Agent on Dirrell Rematch Order, Lawson Court Case Arum: Pacquiao-Horn on ESPN is "a Gift" for Boxing Fans Pacquiao's Future, Beyond Horn, is Uncertain at The Moment Broner Wishes He Had Always Trained as Hard as Mayweather Tyson Fury: Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook After Knockdown Roach: If Pacquiao Struggles With Horn, Might Be Time To Retire Tim Tszyu Will Now Face Chris Khan, Nathan Webber is Out Photos: Manny Pacquiao Grinding Hard in Brisbane For Horn Chavez Sr: Today My Brother Was Killed, Tomorrow it Could Be Me Horn: Getting a Marquez KO of Pacquiao Has Been Our Main Point Micki Nielsen Returns on July 8 in Ludwigshafen, Germany Feel free to hate Mayweather-McGregor, but for the right reasons Andre Ward Mulling Next Move, Doubts Stevenson Will Fight Hopkins Urges Mayweather, McGregor: Make Fight Free For Fans! Photos: Miguel Cruz vs. Alex Martin - PBC on FS1 Official Weights Jeff Horn: I'm Going To Give Manny Pacquiao a Really Hard Fight Chavez Sr. Vows To Get Payback For The Murder of His Brother Pacquiao's Aussie Sparring Partner: I Don't Owe Jeff Horn Sh*t!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement