In his first world title fight against 160lbs king and WBC champion Sergio Martinez, Barker fell just short, suffering his first defeat in a courageous effort against the Argentinian.
Since that fight Barker has won his last 2 fights in style. Stopping both opponents in the fourth round.
Daniel Geale won the IBF title 2 years ago and has made four defences to date. Most notably against a declining Felix Sturm. His last fight was against countryman Anthony Mundine. Whom he outpointed and avenged his only loss on his record.
Just reading what Darren Barker has been through, I feel no one deserves it more than him. Getting his career back on track, I just feel Darren is so hungry for this second chance at a world title, and with giving Sergio Martinez a run for his money in his first world title fight, I see Darren Barker bringing that IBF strap back to the UK. Winning by unanimous decision.
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