Advertisement
Advertisement

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Callum Johnson Stops Shihepo, Wins Commonwealth Belt Deontay Wilder: Tyson Fury No Longer Cares About Boxing Klitschko Waits on Word From The Sanctioning Bodies on Fury Crolla vs. Linares - LIVE Fight Results Nihito Arakawa Retains Title, Stops Yusuke Tsukada in Six Rounds Malignaggi Will Not Go For The EBU Title, Withdraws From Spot Anthony Joshua Ready To Replace Tyson Fury, Fight Klitschko! Crolla Plans To Be Calculating, Take The Fight To Linares Early Warren: Won't Take Long For Liam Smith To Get in World Title Mix Parker: Dimitrenko's Height Will Prepare Me For Champions Curtis Stevens: Me And Lemieux Should Fight For Shot at Canelo Teddy Atlas: Golovkin Looked HORRIBLE Against Brook Anthony Crolla Pumped: This is My Kostya Tsyzu Moment! Donnie Nietes Ready To Make Impressive Debut at Flyweight Anthony Crolla vs. Jorge Linares - Tale of The Tape Jarrell Miller: I'd Break Joshua's Face in Half, I'd Run Him Over! Canelo-Golovkin: Promoters Agree To Sit Down in Two Weeks Tommy Morrison's Son: I Opened Some Eyes, Roach Improved Me Anthony Crolla-Jorge Linares: Pre-Fight Report Card Carlos Carlson Gets Off The Deck To Win By Knockout Christopher Diaz, Julian Rodriguez Win: Toka Kahn Clary KO'd Canelo-Smith PPV: Golden Boy Pleased With 300K Buys Radivoje Kalajdzic Drops, Stops Travis Peterkin in Five Rounds Ivan Baranchyk Goes The Distance, Decisions Wang Zhimin Tommy Morrison's Son Demolishes Ed Latimore in One Round Ivan Golub Blasts Out James Stevenson in Three Rounds Rico Ramos vs. Prosper Ankrah at Los Angeles Badminton Club Photos: Donnie Nietes, Edgar Sosa on Weight, Ready For War Gilberto Ramirez To Return in 2017, Says Bob Arum Golovkin vs. Jacobs: Barclays Center Placed on Hold For Dec. 10 Ivan Baranchyk Plans To Put on a Show, Entertain on ShoBox Crawford Pushed Back To 2017, Lomachenko Back on Nov. 26 Tyson Fury is Medically Unfit To Fight, Says His Team in Statement Photos: Jhonny Gonzalez, Hirotsugu Yamamoto Ready For Battle Canelo's Promoter Dares Golovkin: Call Our Bluff, Make The Deal! LaRon Mitchell vs. Scott Alexander Set For October 21 Custio Clayton vs. Ramses Agaton - October 20th in Montreal Mike Reed vs. Jose Aaron Herrera on October 14, Philadelphia Jason Sosa-Stephen Smith in Play For November 12, Monaco Andy Ruiz Claims Managerial Beef Led To Fury Fight Withdrawal
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement