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Old 01-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #19
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Default Re: Barker willing to face Andy Lee in Ireland later this year.

I think Barker beats Lee comfortably either by decision or late stoppage.

I really would like to see Barker/Macklin though. I like watching Macklin but he just doesn't seem to box to his strengths. He is a pressure fighter but he doesn't have a 12 round engine, he pours it on in the opening 6 rounds then gases and just looks tired and sloppy for the duration of the fight. It happened against Sturm, a fight I think he lost by at least two rounds, and Martinez, and also against Moore, he was also extremely fortunate to get the nod in one of his last European title defences too I think against Varon.

I'd fancy Barker to frustrate Macklin early and box him to a decision using his long jab and his movement, especially in the later rounds when Macklin tires and gets ragged.
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