Darren Barker is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2004 to 2013. He held multiple titles at middleweight, including the IBF title in 2013; the Commonwealth title from 2007 to 2009; the British title in 2009; and the European title from 2010 to 2011. As an amateur, Barker represented England at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and won a gold medal in the light-welterweight division.
Bio: Darren Barker
Darren Barker was born on May 19, 1982 (age 40) in England. He is a former professional boxer who competed in the middleweight category. He is nicknamed Dazzling. His boxing stance is Orthodox. He has an exceptional pro boxing record of 26 fights out of the 28 fights he has fought till date. Must read about Stavros Niarchos III very popular name in business industry.
Early Life and Amateur Career: Darren Barker
Barker started his boxing career at a young age, he trained at Finchley and District Amateur Boxing club in New Barnet where he was trained by Jimmy Oliver (father of former European Champion Spencer Oliver) amongst others. After a successful and long period at the club, Barker decided to move on to further his boxing skills and begun training at the Repton Boys Club in Bethnal Green, there he was trained by the highly regarded boxing coach, Tony Burns. Darren’s father, Terry, was also a successful amateur boxer at Repton, winning the ABA Championships in 1981.
In 2002 Barker won the Commonwealth Games Gold medal at the championships held in Manchester. He also became a Multi nations Champion and Class C NABC Champion. Prior to the decision to turn professional Barker’s amateur record stood at 68 fights, 55 wins and 13 losses.
Net Worth: Darren Barker
Darren Barker exact net worth is not known but he might have earned a good amount of money from his professional boxing career. He has had a lot of fights in his professional career and would have earned handsome money from these matches.
Being born on 19 May 1982, Darren Barker is 39 years old as of today’s date 28th March 2022. He is 6ft 1in tall and weighs 78 kgs and the pro boxer has 74.0inches punching reach. Darren is nicknamed Dazzling. He fights in middleweight category. His nationality is British.
Barker’s first outing as a professional took place on 24 September 2004 with a fight at the Ice Arena in Nottingham defeating journeyman Howard Clarke. He next fought on 12 November 2004 at the Conference center in Wembley stopping David White in the 2nd round ensuring that his debut year as a professional was an unbeaten one. On 14 November 2007 Barker fought for his first major title, the vacant Commonwealth Middleweight belt.
Barker won the fight at the York Hall by unanimous decision over 12 rounds to lift the title. On 28 November 2009 Barker defeated Danny Butler, at the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood to lift the vacant British Middleweight title. On 17 August 2013, Barker challenged Australian Daniel Geale for Geale’s IBF Middleweight world title. Despite being knocked down by his Australian opponent in the sixth round by a vicious body shot Barker battled back and won his first world title taking a split decision victory. His last fight was against Felix Sturm which he lost via a TKO.
Barker is an avid social media user. He is very active on social media. Darren is famous on Instagram as he goes by the username @dazza_barker and has over 136k followers on his Instagram. He also has 91k followers on his Twitter account and goes by the username @DarrenBarker82. He is also on Facebook and LinkedIn.