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Actually Quillen does have some decent names on his ledger.

Posted August 20, 2013 1:13 pm 


Quillin has not fought anyone, Barker would out work him, outskill him, Geale would do the same, Quiilin is ready to be shown up, just because he fights on a certain network and you listen to the commentators, he will get out hustled and outworked.

Posted August 19, 2013 7:26 pm 


Heck know I am not kidding. Are you? Did you see the shot Roy Jones landed. Not only was it a fast shot, it sounded like a gunshot when it landed and broke one of Virgils rib bones. I definitely think that shot trumps Geales shot. I never said anything about the blow Oscar took against Hopkins. I think he took a dive too.

Posted August 19, 2013 3:24 pm 


“I’ll say Barker has a lot of heart but that body shot was nothing like the body shot Roy Jones landed on Virgil Hill.” You’re kidding, right Peej? That was a perfectly delivered, devastating body shot by Geale. It was picture perfect and almost took Barker out. De la Hoya never would have got up from that punch. He’d rather take a dive. Like he did when he fought Hopkins. Now, that’s a body shot that was NOTHING like the one that put Barker or Hill down.

Posted August 19, 2013 2:09 pm 


Darrell are you just another sad whinging Aussie!!! How the hell can you say Geale was robbed it was a close fight but like Junior I had Barker winning by 2 points & if you watch it again you will see Barker was busier in more of the rounds & that is why he won. And as I said before Darren Barker deserves to be a World Champion & at last a good guy won.

Posted August 19, 2013 11:48 am 


Ton of heart by Barker. Thought the fight was over with that knockdown. Personally, I would have hated being a ringside scorer for that fight. Could have gone either way as the cards showed.

Posted August 19, 2013 8:23 am 


cheers geez

Posted August 19, 2013 8:15 am 


JUNIOR is correct. Barker pulled it out in a very close fight….rd 12 is not winning all 12

Very close rds

Posted August 19, 2013 8:03 am 


DARRELL, if Geale was just playing with him then Geale made a big mistake didnt he!!!! I gave it to Barker by 1 point, then when i watched it again i gave it to Barker by 2 points. What i will say though is Barker edged rounds, but Geale won his rounds more convincingly. Thats boxing im affraid. You can win 5 rounds CLEARLY , but if you let your oponent scrape the other 7 YOU LOSE! even if you done damage in your 5 rounds. Fights are scored per round, Barker won. Id like to see a rematch though

Posted August 19, 2013 5:43 am 


wow just watched the fight geale got robbed big time looked like geale won by a big margin. bakers crap geale was just playing with him.

Posted August 19, 2013 3:44 am 


Leonard, Calzaghe arm punched more than Geale.

Posted August 19, 2013 3:17 am 


Geale won the 12th round big. Anyone who gave Barker the 12th round appears to be on the take…………….Geale had Barker out on his feet……..

Posted August 19, 2013 1:58 am 


Body shot that was heard around the world. Lol. I’ll say Barker has a lot of heart but that body shot was nothing like the body shot Ro Jones landed on Virgil Hill.

Posted August 19, 2013 12:02 am 


How he pulled it together after the BODY SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD…was impressive

Posted August 18, 2013 10:58 pm 


Incredible to see incompetent judges still judging fights. How can you not give Geale the last round? The fight was close, but those judges are blind. The fix is always out there. Both these guys are good, but they will both get beat up by Quillin and other top guys. Baker is a tough good fighter, but he gets hit way too much. Quillin will decapitate him.

Posted August 18, 2013 7:18 pm 


Well done Darren Barker! Give him some big days at home again Murray and Macklin. Travel again only if he gets through those.

Posted August 18, 2013 5:15 pm 


Neither of these two guys is any good… Carl Frampton, who knocked out Kiko Martinez in his last fight, is pretty good.

He’s undefeated. I would like to see him fight Rigondeaux.

Posted August 18, 2013 3:04 pm 


Yes some great U.K. matches at middle,and some good kids coming along aswell!!!

Posted August 18, 2013 1:52 pm 


I would actually favor Quillen over Barker. I actually think Quillen would KO Barker.

Posted August 18, 2013 1:39 pm 


Barker should go for Quillen, he can win that fight, then a rematch with Martinez.

Posted August 18, 2013 12:49 pm 


Great win for Barker. Great Respect for him. I think Geale deserves a rematch and hope he gets it. That was one hell of a fight

Posted August 18, 2013 11:41 am 


A wonderful spit decision!

Posted August 18, 2013 11:39 am 


Barker won the fight with ease.

Geale stooped low all night and spoilt at every opportunity.

Barker’s the IBF champ and showed more heart and determination.

There were NO complaints from Geale or his corner and he/they knew he lost the title before the cards were even handed over.

Well done Darren!

Posted August 18, 2013 11:08 am 


Can’t really say GGG is the most feared middleweight. Martinez has never taken the best comp at 160. There are a few people calling GGG out. So to me it doesn’t sound like he is the most feared. Now I do think GGG is the best and will run 160 for as long as he wants.

Posted August 18, 2013 10:47 am 

ray gordon reid


Posted August 18, 2013 10:21 am 


Has to be a rematch!!!! But golovkin is the most feared mw right now just ask martinez!!!

Posted August 18, 2013 9:50 am 


I didn’t see the score cards, just know it was close. 2 of the judges messed up though in giving Barker the last round. If they would of scored that round correctly Geale would of won. But neither guy really impressed me. Geales jumping in and out was terrible. Martinez would definitely beat Geale and GGG would of demolished both fighters. Quillen would of beat both fighters also and I could see Stevens crushing Geale when he jumps in.

Posted August 18, 2013 9:36 am 


There really is no need for unification of the titles. Like you said all roads lead to Martinez. But he is not a fighter who takes on all comers. He has ducked a couple of fighters saying they don’t bring money. But you have to beat him to be the champ

Posted August 18, 2013 9:34 am 


When are the middle weights going to have any kind of unification bouts. At this point all road still goes through Martinez, the only middle weight champion willing to take on all comers. Martinez is getting older and ripe for the taking, but who is going to be the fighter to try and releave him of his title.

Posted August 18, 2013 9:27 am 


This had some very close rounds…..I am no expert but this could had been a draw or a one point win for either fighter.

Guts and Glory to both guys.

How did Barker survive that body shot? My GOD that was impressive people.

What a great year for boxing fans.

Posted August 18, 2013 9:22 am 


Macklin was robbed against Sturm in Germany. Barker against Geale again, Andy Lee or Murray would be good matches.

Posted August 18, 2013 8:45 am 


Good win for Darren Barker. He’s alright.

Posted August 18, 2013 8:41 am 


Aren’t the IBF keeping Soliman as No.1 contender pending his B-sample result? I thought it was only the German boxing authority that were keeping their decision regardless, in which case, wouldn’t Soliman get first shot at Barker?

I’m really praying it’s not Sturm, coz if Sturm pulls out the victory, he’s gonna run back to Germany with no hope in hell of any unification happening with Quillin, Golovkin or Martinez.

Posted August 18, 2013 8:22 am 

mr gav

On the 7th attempt from an English fighter over the last few years we finally have a middle weight champion. This fight was close but on a few times the English man was robbed Macklin with strum and Murray with Martinez. I’m hoping barker will defend against strum in Britain so Felix can’t have another gift and a re match with geale as it was so close. If he wins them then we can have some all British fights with Murray and Saunders. And hope to avoid ggg it took us seven attempts to win one don’t want to loose it in a few rounds!

Posted August 18, 2013 7:57 am 


Fantastic night for Darren Barker …he definitely deserved the nod in a close, tough fight.

But it was a case of Daniel “UD12″ Geale strikes again. The Tazmanian Tapper tried to out-flap yet another Hagleresque (not!) opponent. Typical stuff from Geale…he swamped his man with a blizzard of arm punches for 12 riveting rounds of non-stop…er…Flapping. once again we witnessed the supreme triumph of quantity over quality. Volume over virtuosity. A monument to middleweight mediocrity. Some of those punches actually landed too! to be fair to Daniel, in fact Geale surprised me with a crisp jab I hadn’t seen from him before.

Can anyone out there think of having seen a so-called Middleweight Champion so lacking in power as Daniel Geale? If you can please name him. Geale is definitely not paying off the judges, that’s for sure…if anything THEY are paying HIM off. He keeps them in work!

had Geale won we would now be awaiting the marketing hype for Geale v GGG – how about this for a slogan: ” The Alphabet War :FFF v GGG” …….(the Feather Fisted Flapper versus GGG).

On a serious note fair play and congrats to Geale, a genuinely decent guy for a fine effort. And big congrats to Darren Barker too of course! But please, please spare me the “Geale is/was a great champion” nonsense. At my age I can’t afford to waste time dealing with it!
Now perhaps this will get Macklin, Lee, Murray etc back in the mix. Only thing is, will Darren be forced to defend against Felix Sturm? I thought Sturm beat Geale, and I would pick a motivated Sturm to beat Barker too. Be a shame if , having waited so long to get there, Darren loses his title almost immediately.
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Posted August 18, 2013 7:52 am 

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