Barrett leaves nothing to chance ahead of title clash
ZELFA Barrett says he is treating his English super-featherweight title fight with Chris Conwell like it’s a world title shot.
The two Manchester boxers face off for the vacant belt at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on October 21.
Barrett is excited to be challenging for his first belt, and says he is leaving no stone unturned in the gym ahead of the bout.
“I’m training like this is a world title fight. Chris Conwell is going to bring his A game but I believe in what I am going to do,” he said.
“I’ve had a lot of learning fights, they’ve been against very tough and durable opponents. After I beat Chris I will be ready for anyone and everything.
“I respect every fighter massively. I’d never underestimate anyone. I’m a smart man. Chris has a lot of heart and he trains hard. We are both from Manchester and we can both fight, there is a lot of pride on the line.”
Barrett is unbeaten in his career, having won all 18 of his fights, with 11 of those wins coming by stoppage.
His last bout took place in July when he needed just one round to stop Jordan Ellison at Bowlers Exhibition Centre.
Conwell has a record of nine wins and two defeats, and held the Central Area super-featherweight title after defeating Lee Appleyard last year.
The 31-year-old has previously challenged for the English belt, but was stopped by Andy Townend in Doncaster last November.