A bruised, cut but proud new IBF middleweight champ Darren Barker spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about getting up from a sixth-round knockdown to beat Daniel Geale for the title. Barker says he was motivated by his deceased brother and his baby daughter. “I seen my brother, I seen my daughter,” he said of surviving the body shot knockdown, “someone, something picked me up.”
HBO’s Jim Lampley says there might be an interesting matchup to be made between RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and the winner of Saturday night’s bout between IBF beltholder Jhonathan Romero and Kiko Martinez.
Former middleweight titleholder Felix Sturm is pulling for Daniel Geale to beat Darren Barker this weekend so he can get a shot at avenging last year’s split-decision loss to the Australian.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
Predrag Radosevic says he’s fighting for more than a crack at the IBF middleweight title when he faces former three-time beltholder Felix Sturm on Saturday in Germany. The undefeated prospect wants to represent his native Montenegro to the boxing world.
Super middleweights Thomas Oosthuizen and Brandon Gonzales will meet in a clash of unbeatens on Saturday’s undercard to the main event between WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and challenger Matthew Macklin.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
Gennady Golovkin wants to face the world’s best middleweights but the WBA titleholder’s management is having a hard time getting top 160 pounders to fight the undefeated puncher. So Golovkin is staying busy with a defense against Nobuhiro Ishida on Saturday.