|British, Commonwealth and European Middleweight champion Darren Barker|
|Macklin as the former Champion|
“Obviously a World title is my ultimate aim and I’m very close to that but I want that European title belt again and this is too good an opportunity to pass up. If I’m honest I see it as an easy night’s work because Barker’s just not in my league. He’s ok at British level but he made very, very hard work of picking up the European title against Belghecham and if he’s as good as he claims to be then that should have been a walk in the park for him.
Ten months after Gary’s death, Darren made a comeback. Another two fights and he was Commonwealth champion, after beating Ben Crampton. His new found drive and will then seen him go on to claim the British and European crowns in what is an absolute credit to his character and a fitting tribute to Gary. www.dazzlingdarrenbarker.com