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Middleweight Darren Barker hangs up gloves

Updated: Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 15:38 | Comments

Darren Barker
Darren Barker

Former IBF middleweight world champion Darren Barker has retired following a long battle with injuries.

The Londoner has decided to hang up his gloves once and for all after a long-standing hip problem flared up in his doomed first title defence against Felix Sturm last month.

Barker had achieved his childhood dream of claiming a world title with a magnificent points win over Australian Daniel Geale earlier last year only to see it snatched from him by former champion Sturm in a second-round stoppage in Stuttgart.

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