Barrett backed to improve in chase for title glory

Robbie Barrett
Robbie Barrett

Robbie Barrett has been urged to showcase his new found discipline when he goes after his first professional title this weekend.

The Darfield fighter will face Andy Harris for the British Masters bronze lightweight title at Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday.

While impressing with his technical skills so far in his career, Barrett has been somewhat unbalanced through the rounds.

But trainer Dave Hulley says the 21-year-old has made major strides in training for the bout.

“Robbie has improved quite a lot in this training camp,” Hulley said.

“He’s learning to balance his work out well through the rounds and it’ll make him a much better fighter.

“He’s done well in most of his fights but this has always something that’s concerned us. We knew he could work on it and it’s all come together well.

“It’ll be good to see him over an eight rounder because that’s a real test of how well you can pace yourself.

“He’s in for a tough fight but I think he’ll be ok.”

Opponent Harris’ last bout was a first round defeat to Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell who was making his pro debut.