One of the most venomous weapons in the sport and a tool that is regularly utilised successfully by Zelfa Barrett, is the left hook.
Nonetheless, perfecting a venomous left hook isn’t an easy process, it comes as a result of extensive grafting in the gym.
It’s a shot that saw him finish Eric Donovan and produce one of the knockouts of 2020, as he made his Matchroom debut and further affirmed his world-level credentials.
At a place where champion after champion has been forged, the Collyhurst and Moston Boxing Club, under the tutelage of Pat Barrett, the Manchester fighter is honing the punch that can be a significant difference-maker as he powers through the super-featherweight ranks.
BBTV captured the unique back and forth and the arduous graft that Barrett embarks on in virtual reality, allowing fans to see the work that goes into mastering the sweet science, from the perspective of top prospect Barrett and one of the sport’s most highly regarded coaches in his Uncle Pat.
The VR technology enables fans to view the training from every angle and gain a deeper understanding of all the intricacies that lead to the perfect left hook.
Barrett was immersed in training as he prepares to step up once again when he takes on Kiko Martinez, on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s return against Mauricio Lara. The fight is his second under the Matchroom banner and can see him take a major step close to competing for world honours.