Barrett Scores Highlight Reel Stoppage In Oldham, Moves To 11-0

By Elliot Foster

Zelfa Barrett advanced his professional ledger with another highlight reel moment.

The 22-year-old stopped Damian Lawniczak inside four rounds at Oldham Leisure Centre, exclusively live on VIP Boxing TV.

Barrett, who is now 11-0 (5 KOs), was scintillating throughout against the game Pole (now 3-17-1) and will soon be ready for bigger and better things.

He is now promoted by Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions but ‘Brown Flash’ will hopefully continue his development before moving on to titles in the near future.

A right-hand left-hook combination finished the fight, after two knockdowns, but Barrett, who was far taller than his 36-year-old counterpart, showed a full repertoire of shots and proved that there is still much more to come.

His next fight is set to be confirmed in due course, but there is a possibility that the nephew of former European champion Pat will feature on a BoxNation-screened show in the near future.

Matty Ryan, in the chief support contest, produced a dominant display against Zoltan Turai to stop the vastly overmatched Hungarian inside two rounds and claim the vacant International Challenge middleweight title.

The ending came after a series of heavy shots forced the referee, Darren Sarginson, to step in after two minutes and 57 seconds of the second stanza.

Ryan moves on to 11-1 (2 KOs) while Turai slips to 6-14 (4 KOs).

Elsewhere, Darryl Sharp (now 3-7) scored a surprise upset over previously undefeated Chris Monaghan, who slips to 4-1 after a four-round defeat by 39 points to 37 against the Kieran Farrell-trained southpaw and Dale Coyne advanced to 6-0 with one early finish after picking up a 40-36 points win over Yailton Neves, who was dropped en-route to a defeat at the hands of former Team GB star Felix Cash last weekend and is now 0-3.

Meanwhile, Mindaugas Baublys gets 40-37 victory on professional debut. The Manchester-based Lithuanian outpointed Matthew Ashmole over four rounds.

Philip Sutcliffe Jr. returned from defeat, which he suffered against Anthony Yigit in Germany in May, with a quick-fire win over Barcelona-based Nicaraguan Geiboord Omier. He is now 10-1 (7 KOs) while Omier, who offered very little resistance against a skilled and talented ‘Sucko’, slipped to 3-7-1 (2 KOs) after the referee, Phil Edwards, called a halt to proceedings after two minutes and 43 seconds.

And Lyndon Newman returned from a three-year hiatus to secure a 40-36 points win over Lewis van Poetsch.

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