World Boxing News will be scoring the upcoming ‘London’s Finest’ bill as Darren Barker and Simone Rotolo edge towards a shot at the world middleweight title tonight at Wembley Arena.
Barker, 30, is back to form following a horrendous run of injuries and knows victory could set up either a huge domestic battle with Matthew Macklin or Andy Lee. 37 year-old Italian Rotolo bypassed a European title shot to attempt to inflict a second loss on the Briton – following Barker’s loss to Sergio Martinez.
The chief support bout contains Matchroom Boxing’s latest new signing as former British super-middleweight champion George Groves takes on unkown quantity Dario Balmaceda with one eye on a co-feature bout as part of the Froch v Kessler II bill in May.
Also on the bill, Lee Purdy battles Cosme Rivera, whilst Danny Connor and Chris Evangelou square-up again following thier controversial first meeting in September.
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