Zelfa ‘Brown Flash’ Barrett the highly rated unbeaten super-featherweight prospect from Manchester, will be the headline act when he tops the bill next Saturday night on the Halloween Fright Night show, at the Castle Leisure Centre in Bury, Live and Exclusive on BBTV and FREE to view.
Barrett, 22, the nephew of former British and European champion Pat Barrett, who is also his promoter and trainer, burst on the scene last October when he made his debut against Kristian Laight. He had two battles against local rival Jamie Quinn, winning both on points. He has also faced the experienced Ibrar Riyaz and knocked-out Joe Beedon in one round.
In his last fight in September, Barrett was gifted the chance to appear on a Sky Sports boxing show, when he fought in Liverpool on the televised Stephen Smith fight, scoring another decisive points with in a return with Laight. It is a year Barrett has been a professional and next Saturday will be his 7th outing as a pro to date, that’s some going for a young pro in a short space of time.
Barrett has been courting rave reviews by the experts boxing writers and fans and many have described him as the future of British boxing. Gifted with plenty of skill, style, punching power and commitment, he has boxing running through his viens and it wont be long before the wider audiences get to see what others have.
I liked the look of Zelfa Barrett last night. Liked the way he spoke after too. Really level headed. One I’ll keep an eye out for. ??
— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) September 20, 2015
— Scott Cheesewright (@ScottCWright) September 19, 2015
“I am so happy the way my career has gone so far, I couldn’t be happier.” Barrett said.
“For a young professional in my first year, to have my 7th fight coming up is just the kind of start I dreamed of but it’s not even the beginning really, I have got so much more to give and to show the fans, at the moment I’m learning the professional game, really enjoying it and I cannot wait to push on from here and to start stepping up in class and chasing bigger fights and eventually titles.
“Being with Black Flash Promotions has been amazing for me, they have got me regular fights and exposure like they said they would and I am grateful for everything and next Saturday in Bury on Halloween night you are going to see another slick performance from me, so tune in, I really appreciate the support everyone has been showing me.
“I am happy when I hear people say nice things about me and praise my boxing skills, it makes me want to produce more and get better and better, I want to be a long reigning world champion, a legend in the sport. I couldn’t imaging myself doing anything else now, so I dedicate everything to boxing and making it to the top, I know I have a long way to go and a step at a time but I will get there.” added the confident Barrett.
Black Flash Promotions present a 7 fight card with Zelfa Barrett the main event; also on the show will be Michael Gomez Jr, exciting prospect and son of the former British legend. Local man ‘The Bury Boy’ Fahim Mohammed features in his home town for the first time, just around the corner from his house. Salford’s tough stylist Chris ‘FatBoy’ Monaghan makes a welcome appearance also.
Plus, former Olympian and Commonwealth medallist, the unbeaten Blaze ‘The Lion’ Mendouo continues his rise up the rankings with a stiff test. Another cruiserweight in action is Sale prospect Sam ‘Nowhere2’ Hyde who makes his first appearance on a Black Flash show, also a special feature is female debutant Laura ‘Cyclone’ Kelly who makes up a very intriguing night of professional boxing action in Bury.
Tickets are priced at £30 and £60 and available from the boxers, @BlackFlashPromo or on the door on the night.
The full show can be watched Live and Exclusive on BBTV on this website, watch here.
Zelfa Barretts last two fights
Zelfa Barrett vs Kristian Laight II
Zelfa Barrett vs Ibrar Riyaz