It was a night of despair for London’s Darren Barker as he left Stuttgart without his IBF world middleweight title after a second round defeat to Germany’s own Felix Sturm. 713 more words
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Just as the bout was warming up, it was over…
Felix Sturm once again became a world champion, stopping Darren Barkr in the second round after the Essex man’s corner threw in the towel. 1,184 more words
Darren Barker’s world title reign is over as he was stopped in the second round by the extremely impressive Felix Sturm in Stuttgart, Germany. Sturm put Barker down twice in the second round before Tony Sims’ threw in the towel, to claim the IBF middleweight championship and put himself back at the top of the middleweight division. 366 more words
Darren Barker has vowed to shine in his IBF world middleweight title defence against Felix Sturm at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, live on Sky Sports 1 from 9pm.
Not so very long ago it was received wisdom in boxing circles that a boxer based outside of Germany never went to Germany voluntarily. If the champion was there and you wanted a title shot then you were forced to eventually but otherwise, whatever the money, it wasn’t worth it. 977 more words