I forgot this fight was last night until I checked out what was on HBO. Sergio Martinez has been on a hot streak of late. In his hot streak, he has beaten Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams, Sergiy Dzinziruk and now Darren Barker. Much to everyone’s surprise, Barker put up a good fight and had Martinez confused. Sergio was convincingly winning the fight but Barker was landing clean jabs and straight right hands.
The 11th round came and Martinez landed a right hook that was partially blocked by Barker, but was enough to send him down. Sergio Martinez retains his WBC Middleweight Diamond Belt. So what is next for Sergio Martinez? In the coming months, there are many great bouts. He could possibly take on the winner of Cotto vs Margarito II or Chavez Jr vs Manfredo Jr. Whoever he fights next, I’ll be watching.