Darren Barker def. Daniel Geale by split decision, 113-114, 116-111, 114-113
Last night, Daniel Geale took on Darren Barker in the main event of an HBO Boxing After Dark triple-header. In a dramatic fight, it was Barker who took the win, claiming a split decision victory over Geale.
Check out Geale vs. Barker fight video highlights right here, courtesy of ESPN.
A win over Geale would have been impressive for Barker no matter what, but this performance was particularly dramatic. In round 6, Barker was dropped by a body shot. Not only did he somehow make it back to his feet, he went on to dominate the rest of the fight, arguably winning every round after the knockdown. For his part, Geale never seemed able to find his rhythm again after coming so close to finishing Barker off. An excellent, dramatic fight that deserves to be seen.
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