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Barker proves too good for Butler

Darren Barker
Barker won the belt vacated by European champion Matthew Macklin

Londoner Darren Barker won the British middleweight title with a stoppage win over late substitute Danny Butler.

Barker had been due to meet Wayne Elcock at the Brentwood Centre until he pulled out because of illness.

Butler, 22, came into the bout as a very late replacement on the back of an English title loss to Darren McDermott.

And he was out of his depth as Barker won the belt vacated by European champion Matthew Macklin with a seventh-round stoppage.



see also
Elcock braced for his last chance
04 Nov 09 |  Boxing
Macklin power too much for Elcock
14 Mar 09 |  Boxing
Clash of heads secures Elcock win
20 Jun 08 |  Boxing
Elcock fails in world title bid
08 Dec 07 |  Boxing
Barker turns professional
14 Jun 04 |  Boxing


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