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Old 01-30-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Who can Darren Barker face on March 9th at Wembley?

Out of the top 15 theres not allot of options available.

Middleweight (160lbs)
World Champion: Sergio Martinez (WBC) - Fights April 27th
2. Gennady Golovkin (WBA) - Just Fought
3. Daniel Geale (IBF) - Just Fought
4. Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr
5. Matthew Macklin - Will not be ready
6 .Peter Quillin (WBO) - Fight April 27th
7. Felix Sturm - Fights Feb 1st
8. Dimitry Pirog
9. Hassan N’Dam N'Jikam
10. Martin Murray - Fights April 27th
11. Marco Antonio Rubio
12. Gregorz Prozska - Turned Fight Down, Not Ready
13. Andy Lee - Turned Fight Down, Not Ready
14. Darren Barker
15. Brian Vera - Just Fought

So out of the top 15 it only leaves Dimitry Pirog (WBO No.3) Hassan N’Dam N'Jikam (IBF No.7, WBO No.5) and Marco Antonio Rubio (WBO No.1) available. All would be good fights for Barker.

Outside of that, a name like Jermain Taylor (WBC No.3, IBF No.15) would be interesting.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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I think Barker is the most talented of the matchroom stable. I think he'd beat Quillin without much problem, how he has a belt I don't know.

Pirog would be great, but hes probably going to get an easier fight to get him back to his level. Although after this fight there is talk of him facing Lee. Why not fight Lee in March then a big name in the summer? Feel like they are wasting time with him.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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I think Barker is the most talented of the matchroom stable. I think he'd beat Quillin without much problem, how he has a belt I don't know.

Pirog would be great, but hes probably going to get an easier fight to get him back to his level. Although after this fight there is talk of him facing Lee. Why not fight Lee in March then a big name in the summer? Feel like they are wasting time with him.
Lee turned the fight down as he wants more time with Adam Booth begore a big fight.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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I thought it was gonna be the winner of Vera/Dzinziruk but the date does seem close.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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Rubio would be the easiest fight of those. N'Dam N'Jikam would be a good fight, and Barker would be the overrated Pirog. All three of them are good bouts though.
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I'd be surprised if it was any of those names to be honest, I think it'll be a Euro level opponent, they'll want him to get another win after inactivity and then maybe go on from there. Hope I am wrong though, would like to see him against Pirog who he could probably outbox to a decision. Geale somewhere down the line would also be a good and winnable fight for Barker. I like him and hope he can stay injury free as when he's on top form he's a great technician.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:39 PM   #7
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I'm about to buy tickets to this event, Tidy card for 20 either way. Hope Darren gets a sternish (is that a word? ) to get himself ready for hopefully a world title fight later in year..
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I'm about to buy tickets to this event, Tidy card for 20 either way. Hope Darren gets a sternish (is that a word? ) to get himself ready for hopefully a world title fight later in year..
Only 20 quid? **** me I might go to this myself.
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Only 20 quid? **** me I might go to this myself.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #11
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Wadi camacho V China Clark should be a right *******!

does anyone know if the eagle is now off the card? Was at the first press conference, but not listed on boxrec
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Wadi camacho V China Clark should be a right *******!

does anyone know if the eagle is now off the card? Was at the first press conference, but not listed on boxrec
maybe he is being lined up for another fight. Either vs Brian Rose for the British title, or could be fighting on the Froch undercard in London.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #13
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Only 20 quid? **** me I might go to this myself.
Yeah 22 after booking fees. Not bad at all, Taking my dad to this one he's a big Barker fan.

Eddie's got some more of my dosh coming Feb 4th as i sit by computer ready to hand him money for Froch vs Kessler.

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Yeah 22 after booking fees. Not bad at all, Taking my dad to this one he's a big Barker fan.

Eddie's got some more of my dosh coming Feb 4th as i sit by computer ready to hand him money for Froch vs Kessler.

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Rubio has a fight lined up against the winner of Quillin v Guerrero. Can't see him taking a risky fight when promised a world title shot.

It won't be anyone in that list. Someone like Zbik or Adama would be the best we could see imo. Probably will be someone even worse then an Andy Lee fight after that.
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