Barnsley’s Former Central Area, English and British lightweight titleholder Robbie Barrett has penned a new promotional/managerial deal with career-long promoter, manager and trainer Stefy Bull. The terms and length of the deal remain undisclosed with only the new agreement stating that it is a “Long Term” arrangement. Robbie (15-3-1) has been working under the Stefy Bull Promotional banner throughout his professional career, turning professional in 2012 with Denaby’s Bull and training under the guidance of the former Central Area lightweight titleholder in the process.
Success has come a-plenty for the Darfield’s Barrett so far in his career following a sticky start to his professional career, in which southpaw Barrett suffered 2 defeats, a draw (against Jamie Robinson) along with 4 wins in the opening 18 months of his career. Following the tricky start, Robbie hasn’t looked back winning three respected BBBofC sanctioned titles.
2015 saw Robbie pick up the then-vacant Central Area lightweight title in a South Yorkshire derby clash with Brad Botham in February, defending the title successfully against Huddersfield’s Ismail Anwar in June of that year. Victory over Anwar also saw Barrett rectify a loss from the early stages of his career.
2016 saw Robbie box away from home in Birmingham against Marcus Ffrench on the undercard of the anticipated all Birmingham welterweight affair between Frankie Gavin & Sam Eggington. Barrett’s clash with Ffrench saw Barrett claim a comfortable unanimous decision to claim the vacant English lightweight title previously held by Ohara Davies who vacated the title to move up in weight.
2017 saw Robbie successfully defend his English title in March against former British title challenger Kevin Hooper before getting a British title opportunity in Glasgow against former Team GB amateur Scott Cardle in April. Barrett would go on to surprise the British boxing community claiming the British title away from Cardle in a performance of skill, heart and outboxing the Gallagher gym trained Cardle. Robbie defended his British title unsuccessfully against mandatory challenger and rising North-East star Lewis Ritson in October, suffering a seventh-round defeat to Ritson.
Robbie returns to action later this month in a commonwealth lightweight title eliminator against Matty Fagan on February 24th in Doncaster. The winner of Barrett v Fagan puts themselves in pole position to face the winner of Sean Dodd (title holder) and Tommy Coyle, with the pair facing off on April 21st in Liverpool.