News | Jun 15 2019

Zelfa Barrett and Lyon Woodstock show the sport of boxing how it should be done

Zelfa Barrett and Lyon Woodstock tell John Evans why the're willing to face their demons inside the ring in tonight's showdown

TWO of the most exciting and dedicated young fighters in Britain meet tonight (June 15) when Manchester’s slick Zelfa Barrett, 21-1 (13), and Leicester war machine, Lyon Woodstock, 12-1 (5), clash for the Commonwealth super-featherweight title.

There are numerous similarities between the pair. Born within a month of each other in 1993, both grew up idolising their mothers on tough estates and both have been guided by trainers who haven’t only taught them how to box, but have also adopted the father figure role in their lives. Touted as two of the brightest prospects in Britain’s thriving 130lb division, both also suffered their first professional defeats last year.

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