“I’m very excited because all eyes are on the fighter,” said Barrett. Northampton Super-Welterweight Kieron Conway (14-1-1, 3 KOs) takes on Rotherham’s Navid Mansouri (20-3-2, 6 KOs), Watford Super-Bantamweight Shannon Courtenay (5-0, 2 KOs) faces the toughest opponent of her career in Rachel Ball (5-1) and hard-hitting Super-Middleweight menace John Docherty (8-0, 6 KOs) takes on the tough and durable Anthony Fox (8-12-4). Barrett has not had things all his own way in his professional career. Barrett completed the turnaround in sensational fashion as he landed one final seismic left hook which laid Donovan out on the canvas. “We grew up with each other, we’re all close and we all hung around with each other from as soon as we could walk pretty much. Fighters are entertainers as well as fighters. "It all started with my Uncle Pat," Barrett says enthusiastically, pointing to the man himself, sat 10 yards away in the Fight Camp sunshine. “Brandon performs and it’s a case of, ‘right, now it’s my turn then’. No matter what anyone else says, you’re in a fight. Those fans can’t help you when you’re in the ring. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Somehow he survived the round, but the writing was on the wall. The 27-year-old super-featherweight contender appeared to be on his way to a second career defeat as he was ouboxed by his veteran foe. Barrett (23-1, 14 KOs) inked a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn in March and immediately secured a spot on the undercard of the blockbuster Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin show at Manchester Arena that was heading for a complete sell-out before being postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Matt Taylor is a boxing enthusiast and fan who has been interested and involved within the sport for over 15 years. Now, it’s over to Barrett to keep the winning streak going and ensure he does not let the side down. “It’s been a crazy few weeks for all of us so now I know I can’t let the side down, can I? You’re in a fight, you’re there to do a job and you’ve got an opponent on the other side of the ring. The sporting world has largely been quiet during lockdown, but Barrett has had no trouble finding motivation close to home. People say ‘some fighters need crowds’ or whatever but to me it’s all rubbish. The Manchester native who trains out of the renowned Collyhurst and Moston ABC isn’t short on confidence and hopes to kickstart a World Title push in the 130lbs division with a standout performance against ‘Lillywhite Lightning’ Donovan in front of his new promoter next month. Barrett dropped Conwell twice in round four, with the end coming at 2:20 after Conwell was unable to beat the referee's count of 10 following a left hook to the body. I defended the Commonwealth title and it was a really entertaining fight. A fight is a fight.”. "As a kid growing up, first it was going to the Velodrome, then the G-Mex, and then I was at Hatton fights ringside and just soaking it all in. Our. “I have to put on a performance because all eyes are on me. However, ‘Brown Flash’ turned things around in the seventh and eighth. You’ve just got to be ready. "There had been a lot of great fighters from Manchester, but he was a big star. "Opportunities come, and Eddie is going to build me in Manchester, get my fights in Manchester and hopefully make me a star in Manchester.". After a 19-0 start, he was upset by Ronnie Clark for the vacant IBF super-featherweight title in 2018. Instead of making his debut under the Matchroom banner in front of thousands of fans at one of the most iconic fight venues around the world, ‘Brown Flash’ will now look to impress Sky Sports and DAZN viewers from the unique outdoor setting at Hearn’s old family home in deepest Essex. A year before he was born his uncle, Pat Barrett, now his trainer, challenged for the WBO world welterweight title in the city. A true fighter will fight anywhere. Zelfa ‘Brown Flash’ Barrett: A True Fighter Will Fight Anywhere! I don’t train this hard and live a fighter’s life to not put on a performance. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. EXCLUSIVE Zelfa Barrett grew up in a fighting family and was inspired by the likes of Ricky Hatton and Anthony Crolla as a kid - now he's ready to become Manchester's next fighting star