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Andrew Picken

Anonymous… you are right with a title like that – absolutely!!

Posted December 10, 2013 5:18 pm 


IBF. i still think there are not enough plastic belts around. LOL.

Posted December 10, 2013 12:50 pm 

Major Misunderstanding

I have a bad hip too, but I am 98, you know. Not as nimble as I used to be, you know, what, what. Dismal Darren Barker was a big disappointment against that Bosnian blighter Sturm (Adnan Catic) the other night, but he was IBF champ, so well done, that man! Toodle-pip, old beans, more tigers to bag, whatto!

Posted December 10, 2013 12:04 pm 


Barker followed the script and took his £1m like a good little boy. Sturm is a classy businessman, Darren’s belt was an easy buy.

Posted December 10, 2013 2:14 am 

Ray Ray

Gym Rat- do u have any opinion 2 add 2 do with boxing? Apart from disagreeing with me on the German topic….which is fine. Or u just on here 2 pick arguments on ur mothers keybaord from across the other side of the world? Girls dressing pretty and getting raped? WTF r u on? I dont no about u but i dont need 2 stoop 2 raping girls….where did that even come from?

Posted December 9, 2013 7:44 pm 

Ray Ray

Yes u r Welsh. No1 understands the Welsh except the Welsh, what r u dribbling on about? Put ur baby bib back on i wouldnt wont your school uniform 2 get wet, you sound 16yrs old. And no im nowhere near English….Mothers from the states fathers from Australia…i was born in the states, lived in both countries pretty much the same amount of time….Married settled in Australia now….does that sound english???? Your the Brit…or have u 4 got where Wales is?

Posted December 9, 2013 7:30 pm 

Gym Rat

Ray you utter nonse I’m welsh for starters. Secondly ESB won’t allow to send. Ive been tryin all night. Ive been reduced to using my phone here. Anyway you are w three lion dole signing on mug and are too ashamed to even to even admit your nationality! Priceless hahaha

Posted December 9, 2013 7:10 pm 

Ray Ray

When i was in Germany all the girls there up 4 anything…..crazy loose ladies…loved it up the ballon knot, im guessing Gym Rat would b the same? English….wow, nowhere near it and couldnt care less about Barker…u stick 2 suporting the title fights in Germany and u will b fine, u will win way more than u lose….

Posted December 9, 2013 6:01 pm 

Ray Ray

Where’d this Gym Rat come from? I think I upset the master race? Uh oh ?

Posted December 9, 2013 5:53 pm 

Ray Ray

Gym rat- im not Brittish…..and yes Green did head butt Beyer which was stupid….marcus Baited him, didnt marcus get dropped twicr b4 that
And when u disquailify some1 u do so as it hsppens not let them fight on another 7 rounds? Oh hang on Marcus didnt win….ur disqaulified ha ha ha. F”‘k”:g gym rat ha ha please????

Posted December 9, 2013 5:37 pm 


Pale skinned euro bums. What’s the point of these losers

Posted December 9, 2013 5:30 pm 


So this fight has now got a ??? mark on it. Barker has a fake hip and that is the cause of what happened from reports. Bummer.

Posted December 9, 2013 12:45 pm 


Gym Rat – Proving why real men aren’t the ones to climb in a ring and fight, when they will pick their scraps from behind the comfort of a computer keyboard. And what seriously classy comments! Ignorant? Ill-informed? Stupid? Or all three?

Posted December 9, 2013 11:24 am 


gym rat – 3 words, YOUR A PRICK.

Posted December 9, 2013 11:17 am 


how many middleweight champs is there now, iv”e lost count. LOL.

Posted December 9, 2013 8:45 am 

boxing barlow

Gym Rat – two words. Sven Ottke. lol. But seriously, I thought Sturm did enough to beat Murray. But then I thought Maklin clearly beat Sturm. Any fight where it is close and you have the home crowd cheering every punch whether it lands or not the home town fighter has a serious advantage if it goes to the judges cards. Barker going to Germany was suicide IMO.

Posted December 9, 2013 7:55 am 

Gym Rat

As for your Green Beyer example. That was as Blatant a head butt as your ever gonna see. And he did it not once but Twice! There was no other alternative but to disqualify him. Even Green himself admitted he was stupid to do that. Watch the fight again you mummys boy

Posted December 9, 2013 7:43 am 

Gym Rat

To this British Loser still living with his mummy Ray Ray. Yeah and what about Chambers beating Dimtrenko in Germany? Both Sylvester and Sturm losing to Geale? Big heavyweight hype Boytsov losing recently? What about back in the day Maske losing to Hill? Beyer to Sanvia? Or more recently, Gerber losing a damn close one to Sprott in the rematch in Germany? Most agree the draw flattered Murray in the rematch but they only gave a draw to Sturm when he deserved the nod. Germany is a far less corrupt country then your flea infested piss hole of a country. wha wha wha Ray. You’re boy just got Sparked to a German on Saturday. Get over it. Wha wha wha

Posted December 9, 2013 7:40 am 

boxing barlow

I was never really impressed with Barker. As soon as he stepped up to world level he looked poor. He had a little sucess with Martinez but the few shots that got through didnt really make a dent of Martinez and you knew as soon as he stepped his game up he would get Barker out of the, and he did. I thought against Geale, Barker had the greatets night of hsi career while Geale probably had the worst. I would have bet Geale to have won a rematch would it have happened. And against Sturm he just looked awful. One of the things Darren has always had going against him was his lack of power. He also got hurt by both Martinez and Geale who are in reality the only real world class fighters he had come up against. We all know for as inconsistant as Sturm can be there is no doubt he is a world class fighter, so I dont know what planet Barker was on thinking he could stand and trade with Sturm. From a money point of view though if I was Barker I would do everything in my power to get the rematch.

Posted December 9, 2013 6:00 am 


“weather the Sturm”. I bet you sat there grinning to yourself and said “Man, I HAVE TO write an article now, just so I can use that”

Posted December 9, 2013 5:53 am 


stop moaning pussies. always this inferiority complex with the germans. get over it. Darren lost. So what? inventing conspiracy theories doesn’t change anything.

Posted December 9, 2013 4:19 am 


Darren sold his belt for seven figures, this fight was virtually scripted, the rematch was always going to be scrapped to allow Sturm to keep the belt he paid so much money for. Darren developed a convenient hip injury to make sure a rematch was out of the question. Nice work Fast Eddie, so many punters were fooled.

Posted December 9, 2013 4:08 am 


As I predicted, sturm by ko

Posted December 9, 2013 4:04 am 

The Great Cornholio

Barker is as inconsistent as they come. Had him losing to Geale. I hope Geale gets a shot at Sturm get his belt back.

Posted December 9, 2013 2:05 am 

Big Ham

Sturm is second in all time german robberies behind Sven Ottke who is a first ballot hall of fame robber. I did think Sturm beat ODLH, but i also thought oscar banked some early rounds and also Sturm was mostly landing Jabs while oscar was landing powershots. It was a robbery but not as bad as the robbery Oscar suffered against Trinidad and not as bad as some of the robberies Sturm has had in Germany. As others have said it even’s itself out. This fight here is a surprise. I thought Barker fought a career best against Geale, perhaps the war took something out of him. For him to be knocked out by Sturm who is not regarded as a big puncher. I would reward Sturm for this recent effort by giving him a fight against Golovkin for a good payday with no german judges. He has earned it.

Posted December 9, 2013 2:01 am 

Ray Ray

1 robbery vs Oscar yeah…..Its more than evened itself out….watch his next step?

Posted December 9, 2013 1:29 am 

stuck in a moment

Can you guys stop with the sturm / Oscar stuff. Oscar sucked at 160. And everyone gets rooked. He’s had a great career fighting cans in Germany and has made good money

Posted December 9, 2013 1:05 am 


Sturm won 9 rounds against Oscar with no problem… The 2 obscure judges who voted for Oscar showed up in his next fight with Hopkins.

They weren’t needed of course — but their scorecards were weird again.

Posted December 9, 2013 12:14 am 


All I remember of Sturm is him to coming to fight De La Hoya in the US and getting robbed. In all fairness, i think he beat Oscar.

Posted December 9, 2013 12:07 am 


Oh yes… That was on a decision.

Posted December 8, 2013 11:33 pm 


Julio Gonzalez beat Dariusz Michalczewski in Germany… I thought that was interesting because Gonzalez was a cherry-picked opponent DM was supposed to easily beat.

Posted December 8, 2013 11:31 pm 

Ray Ray

The Germans have a shady history? Maurice Harris vs Edmund Gerber. Troy Ross vs Yoan Hernandez. Sturm vs Macklin. Beyer vs Green….havent even mentioned ottke yet….these are only recent bad decisions. Neally all occasions the guy who landed more and got hit less got beat….Green got disquailied 4 head butting after the score card wasnt in Beyers favour. The headbutt was in the 4th/5th rnd. Mackkin clearly outlanded Sturm? I shutter 2 think what Sturms nxt move is?

Posted December 8, 2013 11:05 pm 

Ray Ray

Your right…..corrected Sam didnt Ko Sturm….just beat his ass from rnd 5 onwards? Is that the fight Sturm/Germany came up with a positive a sample 4 sam? Resulting in a No contest instead of a loss….Sturm will b happy 2 no the B sample was negative….I must admit the Germans/sturm no how 2 work things? Sturm should give Sam a rematch? I dont think sam would beat Felix again….he does deserve a shot however?

Posted December 8, 2013 10:45 pm 


Soliman didn’t knock out Sturm ….

Posted December 8, 2013 8:42 pm 

DJ Daz

Darren Barker certainly seemed like a nice guy who should be VERY thankful of getting the nod for a voluntary defence of the IBF strap from Daniel Geale. it was a shot he really didn’t earn so you have to praise his management’s negotiation skills. He was really lucky to get the decision against Geale as most of Barker’s volume punches were evaded or hit gloves (and I guess scored by the judges). Geale landed the more telling blows and really should have been awared the decision. Still I’m happy Barker put it all together to win a world title and then cash in with a big payday, perhaps he knew he gave everything just to win the title. With his injuries it sounds like he does need to retire for his own good, there’s no shame in that. Now bring on Geale-Sturm II!

Posted December 8, 2013 6:52 pm 


Another guy who knocked out Sturm??? Hurricane Javier Castillejo.

Posted December 8, 2013 6:35 pm 

Ray Ray

Tark- ha ha i no….what about. Down in the dumps Darren? Thats being nice, could have been way cruder….dont wana upset any englishman.

Posted December 8, 2013 6:35 pm 


Right…, It’s like saying Dazzling Duane Bobick.

Posted December 8, 2013 6:30 pm 

Ray Ray

Dazzling Darren? The name doesnt fit 4 me….im waiting 2 c what Sturm does here? Whos next?Geale deservs a shot, i dont think he ever lost it? Macklin,Murrey? Sam Soliman knocked Sturm out b4 the Barker fight. In my opinion Sturm doesnt deserve this title? He could unify? GGG or Quillan? Id doubt he will fight any of these guys.

Posted December 8, 2013 6:01 pm 


Barker was down for a count vs Geale… He was outpunched numerically, as well as hit with the more damaging punches… Did he win? NO. I agree, there are several UK middleweights who would beat him.

Posted December 8, 2013 5:20 pm 

Die Siener

Not sue the hip had much to do with him getting dropped initially. Barker’s been through a lot, but he does seem to whine a lot. He stayed down after a nothing shot from Martinez and looked the case again last night. Have to agree he’s not world class and quite ironic that he should be the UK MW to get the title, being the weakest of the four.

Posted December 8, 2013 4:28 pm 


Hate to say it but Barker was never even close to world class. Good luck to him but he never convinced me he had what it took, injuries or no injuries you can tell class(or lack of it) a mile away.

Posted December 8, 2013 3:56 pm 


This is so obvious that Barker had an injury going into the fight. He obviously just dosed up on painkillers and cashed out. I guess he thought it was better to go out with a decent payday than to postpone and risk never achieving fitness again. If I had paid to watch it then I’d feel aggrieved but I fully understand his reasons bearing in mind he has been ravaged by injury his whole career.

Posted December 8, 2013 1:36 pm 


I’m pretty shocked. I never expected Sturm to knock Barker down.

Posted December 8, 2013 1:36 pm 


Weather the Sturm.

Posted December 8, 2013 1:03 pm 

Swedish Boxing Fan

Noooooooooo! Now the boring Felix Sturm has another world title belt in his hands. Why oh why can’t he retire. He has and still is just a paper champion who cherry picks his opponents and Barker was never a heavy bet to stay as champion long to begin with. Now Felix Sturm won and did it well, okey BUT he is a BORING PAPER champion. He will never go for fighting any thretning opponent so what is the point of having him a title belt then?

Posted December 8, 2013 12:16 pm 

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