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Tony Thompson breaks his wife’s hip and gets a pass?

Posted January 17, 2014 1:02 am 

Lion King


Posted January 16, 2014 10:43 pm 


DJ Daz, Hope you win the lottery mate!

Posted January 16, 2014 9:02 pm 


Geale beat him. The knockdown was solid and he landed more and better punches all night long. Geale can’t even fight.

Posted January 16, 2014 2:55 pm 


He got beaten up bad in a street fight. He just wasn’t a fighter.

Posted January 16, 2014 2:52 pm 


Barker who was a solid boxer but was a guy who was proned to injurys.And in the fight game injury prone is a bad thing to have…good-luck in your retirment…

Posted January 16, 2014 9:41 am 


Anonymous is an A class bum

Posted January 16, 2014 9:27 am 

DJ Daz

From an Aussie & Geale fan’s perspective, Darren Barker was VERY fortunate to get in the ring with Geale when he was having an average night. To his credit he fought very well against Geale but a lot of his punches missed & hit gloves and must have been noted by the judges as scoring punches. Geale landed more cleaner and harder punches and won the fight. With that said, Darren Barker was very gracious in victory over Geale and the same in defeat against Sturm. He should consider himself VERY fortunate to have received the shot at Geale in the first place as he hadn’t really earned the shot. Barker must have had excellent management to get the title shot in the first place and then pick up the huge payday in his first & only defence. Darren Barker may have only been a “B” class champ but he saved his best performance for the right fight and he most certainly is an “A” class person. I sincerely hope he has made enough money from the Strum fight to retire reasonably comfortably. Good luck to Darren Barker in his retirement.

Posted January 16, 2014 9:04 am 


he was a b class fighter

Posted January 16, 2014 7:13 am 


These negative comments disgust me! Darren Barker is one of the most decent boxers you could wish to meet and had no small amount of talent. He won every title going including a world title despite problematic injuries and personal trauma. The guy dug-in both in life and the ring and he deserves our respect and congratulations for everything he achieved. All some people can do is talk about how he won the world title by “close decision” against a “weak champion”. Golovkin didn’t exactly beat Pavlik or Martinez for his world title did he?!! Barker was a fighter – you clowns should go find another sport cos you clearly don’t understand this one!!!

Posted January 16, 2014 6:36 am 


Barker was still fighting even though his hip had gone. He didn’t say ‘no mas’. Sad end, but went out on shield. He achieved his dream and then got a payday. I’m jealous.

Posted January 16, 2014 6:01 am 


He took the Sturm money and cashed out. Fair play I suppose.

Posted January 16, 2014 12:56 am 


Barker was injury prone and despite some real set-backs he achieved his dream of becoming world champ.

Good luck to him!

Posted January 15, 2014 8:09 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Quite an early retirement. I’ll bet he un-retires in a year or two. I never saw much of him but he was a big supporter of the London football club Chelsea FC, whose fans in turn supported him much like the Manchester City fans supported Hatton. Unfortunately Barker didn’t have as much talent.

Posted January 15, 2014 6:59 pm 


He was only a champ by poor decision geale won that fight.

Posted January 15, 2014 6:25 pm 

Bo Bo Olson

He was a Champion….and idiots can only hate put that down. Strum was doing well. It was shaping up to be a real good fight. His injury retired him on the top. It was the second time for that hip. I’m happy for him, in he will always know, his body beat him, not Sturm. It is bitter sweet, But he walks away with his brains intact, and enough to set up a pub and own a house.

Posted January 15, 2014 5:39 pm 


good job buddy. enjoy the next phase

Posted January 15, 2014 4:37 pm 


Good luck Darren! You can retire with respect knowing you achieved your goal of becoming world champion for your late brother! Well done mate! Good luck in your next career move, I’m sure you’ll do well in that one too.

Posted January 15, 2014 4:12 pm 


Sucks he had to retire the way he has too. Wasn’t a big barker fan but it still sucks. Never wish injuries that end a career on anybody

Posted January 15, 2014 2:09 pm 

boxing barlow

To be fair he would have got a huge pay day going over the Germany so its not a bad way to go out.

Posted January 15, 2014 1:54 pm 


Best of luck Darren….AdiĆ³s…

Posted January 15, 2014 1:43 pm 

Slim Whitman

He became a champ. That’s better than most. I always enjoyed watching him and wish him the best in retirement.

Posted January 15, 2014 1:17 pm 


Good boxer… Became a world champion which you have to admire. Unfortunately the body couldn’t cope anymore. A good role model for the youngsters to follow. If he reads this … Cheers Darren Barker.

Posted January 15, 2014 12:52 pm 


I wish him the best. He’s a warrior and former champion.

Posted January 15, 2014 12:46 pm 


I thought he’d retired during the Sturm fight!!

Posted January 15, 2014 12:22 pm 

boxing barlow

I like Barker but lets not get carried away he was just a decent level domestic fighter who got the gift of fighting a weak champion on the champs off day. He was probably the weakest fighters out of him macklin and murray and I think the Sturm fight proved this.

Posted January 15, 2014 12:20 pm 

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