Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BARRETT'S GUNNING FOR GLORY ; Zelfa's Fighting Fit for Middleton Bout

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BARRETT'S GUNNING FOR GLORY ; Zelfa's Fighting Fit for Middleton Bout

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BOXER Zelfa Barrett says he is in the shape of his life ahead of his fight at the Middleton Arena this weekend.

The 21-year-old will compete on a show put together by former British and European champion Pat Barrett, who is Zelfa's uncle and also serves as his trainer.

It will be the fifth fight of Zelfa's career and the lightweight prospect is counting down the days until he can get in the ring on Saturday.

"I'm the fittest I've ever been in my life and I can already tell I've made massive improvements since I turned professional," he said.

"Training has been hard but I've been happy with this camp and I just can't wait until fight night.

"My last bout was a bit frustrating as my opponent pulled out during the day of the fight so we had to get a late replacement, but we can't spit the dummy out and moan. …

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