Barch might have done a little better in this bout than he did against Thornton but again: name me the last fight this dude has cleanly won. Carkner landed at least 10 shots until he started to tire and Barch made a mini comeback. Carkner is still a tough dude and a top five guy while Barch is barely holding onto a roster spot. Win for Carkner and a 7. Hope the devils upgrade at the position
This was a pretty good battle. I think Carkner started off good but Barch was stronger late in the going but I don't think his finish was quite as good as Carkner's beginning. I give Carkner a narrow win here.
Looked like CARKNER didnt want to be bothered .did enough to win,but heart wasnt in it .BARCH landed one little tap in the end .took a bunch of light punches early.again with the DEVIL feed .please if you have a choice dont use the DEVIL'S feed .
Barch passes on the winger's offer to dance
(couldn't see who it was on my "way too small" i-phone screen)
and makes a B-line for Carkner
The latter quickly obliges
and immediately establishes a superior grip
allowing him to effectively pick his spots
or perhaps not
Barch switches tactics
and decides to go for the
(about 30% of success rate)
Langdon-Janssen "weather the storm" routine
Hard to call it a successful strategy in this one
but he was did manage to land
at least two significant shots in the fight
(middle and end)
but even those were only in the midst
of Carkner's seemingly endless barrage
Was that Chico
and ultimately failing
to pluralize the "word" linesman?