DARREN BARKER, the former IBF middleweight champion, has a message for anyone intrigued by the prospect of seeing him return to the ring: Don’t call it a comeback. No, seriously, don’t call it a comeback.
Following rumours last week, the 36-year-old Londoner is keen to distance himself from talk of a potential comeback and says he would only ever be tempted to return if offered a rematch against Sergio Martinez at Wembley Stadium.
“I was asked, if I was to make a comeback, who would I want to fight? I said Sergio Martinez,” Barker, retired since 2014, told Boxing News. “The power of the internet then saw it blow up.”