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Darren Barker stops Kerry Hope in four to put his injury hell behind him

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Darren Barker took 14 months of frustration out on Kerry Hope, marking his return from injury with an impressive fourth-round stoppage in London.

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Barker will now hope to rise through the rankings and get another tilt at a world belt, something promoter Eddie Hearn believes will happen in the future. "We're just so pleased," he said. "Three months ago we nearly lost Darren Barker out of boxing. He was constantly having bad luck and we're so pleased we got him back in the ring, he's such a talent. "He can win a world title, I know he can. The key is to get him boxing regularly again and he'll be out again in March before hopefully a world title in the summer."

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