History | Jan 10 2018

On This Day: Iran Barkley toasts Darrin Van Horn to win IBF super-middleweight title

Iran Barkley resurrects his career by ruining Darrin Van Horn's, writes James Slater
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“IT was my night that night. My attitude was, just get rid of him.” Iran Barkley on his 1992 win over Darrin Van Horn.

On this day, 26-years ago, Bronx warrior Iran “The Blade” Barkley looked very sharp indeed in relieving Darrin Van Horn of the IBF super-middleweight title he was attempting to defend at The Paramount Theatre in New York. Barkley, the former middleweight champ, smashed Van Horn inside two electrifying rounds.

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