Martinez KO’s Barker, Retains Diamond Title

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Sergio Martinez has defended his WBA Diamond Middleweight title in impressive style with an 11 round stoppage at 1:29 over Londoner and former European Middleweight champion, Darren Barker in New Jersey.

Barker was very determined to defeated P4P #3 and had a nice high and tight guard. It was a shaky start for the worlds best Middleweight with Barker landing some good punches and implementing his game plan well.

In the middle rounds, Martinez ¬†adjusted well to Barker’s game plan and broke him down in the latter rounds shaking Barker in the 10th before getting the KO in round 11.

Martinez improves to 48-2 while Barker suffers his first loss of his career but at 29 years of age still has at least another title shot in the horizon.

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