Darren Barker says he has no concerns over defending his IBF
middleweight title in German against Felix Sturm.
The pair clash at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart on December
Germany has a reputation as a country where it is incredibly
difficult for an away fighter to win a decision, but Barker claims
the judges are not worrying him.
"I don't have a problem with going to Germany for this fight at
all," he said at today's press conference.
"I travelled a lot in the amateurs and won the title in USA. I
intend to defend my title in style.
"Felix was a great champion but I believe I have his number. I
worked very hard to become champion and I don't intend to let go of
Sturm said: "Darren is a tough fighter, but he will be in for a
surprise. We have eight weeks to go until fight day and I'm already
in really good shape."