Re: Daniel Geale v Darren Barker - analysis and prediction.
The only chance for Geale in a rematch would be if Barker fought the fight of his life first time and is never the same again....you know, he 'peaked' for this one fight.
Remember that was NOT 'typical' stuff from Darren Barker. For much of his career he has been very very ordinary. Overal of the two Geale has been much more consistently 'good'.
If we really have a guy who has reinvented himself though, then he should win rematch easily enough. I personally feel that Barker made hard work of it for himself, had to fight Geales fight, chase the fight etc cos he was challenger etc etc. (Although I had Barker up by 3).
Think Barker would probably box better, be cooler, use his jab more and just overall be more composed and more effective second time around.
Plus HE will be the champ this time.
Plus Geale unlikely to get another 10-8 round in the rematch.
So yeah, overall not looking good for Geale getting the title back.