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Photos: Barker in Emotional IBF Title Win Over Geale

Darren Barker climbed off the canvas in the sixth round to claim the IBF world middleweight title in a gruelling encounter with Daniel Geale in Atlantic City. Things looked bleak for the Barnet fighter when he was floored by a body shot in the sixth, but the next time he hit the canvas was in a fit of emotion after it was announced he had won the belt by a split decision. Barker, 31, wept as he dropped to his knees and was congratulated by his team, with tears flowing in all quarters, before dedicating the victory to his brother Gary who died in a car accident in 2006.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bushbaby on 08-18-2013

[QUOTE=yuppie;13660786]People hate on English fighters all the way up until they win a world title and lets be honest while we're mentioning Martinez...there should be two English MW world champs. Anyone remember the Martinez/Murray fight because ya'll musta forgot. But…

Comment by BafanaBafana on 08-18-2013

[QUOTE=yuppie;13660786]People hate on English fighters all the way up until they win a world title and lets be honest while we're mentioning Martinez...there should be two English MW world champs. [B]Anyone remember the Martinez/Murray fight[/B] because ya'll musta forgot. But…

Comment by yuppie on 08-18-2013

People hate on English fighters all the way up until they win a world title and lets be honest while we're mentioning Martinez...there should be two English MW world champs. Anyone remember the Martinez/Murray fight because ya'll musta forgot. But…

Comment by Bushbaby on 08-18-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13660686]The general consensus from many here was the Barker is a mediocre, outside the top 10 at MW, domestic level bum that Martinez cherrypicked. Only a few posters (from what I can gather), were propping Barker up at all. I…

Comment by mathed on 08-18-2013

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;13660659]Like I said with or without what Martinez did, Barker is a good fighter. And he did get heat over the fight. By people saying he wasn't any good and who is he. Point is he's an excellent fighter (whether…

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