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.

Some facts about the fight: