Darren Barker enters his second title shot a stronger man, mentally and physically. Barker, who has put nagging injuries behind him, carries experience and confidence from his game challenge to Sergio Martinez into his Aug. 17 fight with IBF beltholder Daniel Geale. The British middleweight contender shared his thoughts on the Geale fight, his career and the 160-pound division with RingTV.com.
After demolishing Matthew Macklin, Gennady Golovkin said he wants to face the best middeweights — including Daniel Geale, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Martin Murray — before targeting RING champs Sergio Martinez and Andre Ward. “GGG” says his “dream fight” is vs. Floyd Mayweather.
Sergio Martinez, who used to emulate the styles of great right-handed fighters by watching a mirror image of their fights on a TV screen, has made a habit out of turning things around in his favor. Martinez defends his RING and WBC titles against Martin Murray in his native Argentina on Saturday.
Ricky Hatton believes Martin Murray will match anything achieved by a British boxer — past or present — should he upset Sergio Martinez in a week from this Saturday in the WBC middleweight titleholder’s backyard of Buenos Aries, Argentina.
Heavyweight Tyson Fury is 12 years younger, six inches taller and will be significantly heavier than his rival Steve Cunningham when they meet on April 20.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: “If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather.”