Barrett vs Woodstock Jr Set for June
By Jordan Victor
On June 15th, Frank Warren and Queensbury Promotions will put on one of the best domestic fights in recent years, when IBF champion Josh Warrington defends his belt against mandatory challenger Kid Galahad.
Today it was announced that another all-British battle will be taking place on the same night, when rising contenders Lyon Woodstock Jr and Zelfa Barrett meet with the Commonwealth super-featherweight title on the line.
Woodstock currently holds a professional record of 12 wins and one loss, with that sole defeat coming to fellow top prospect Archie Sharp.
One of his most notable achievements was a points victory against Craig Poxton back in 2017, in which Woodstock won the vacant WBO European title (currently held by former nemesis Sharp).
Having got back to winning ways back in March with an outstanding performance against the stubborn Sergio Gonzalez, Woodstock will look to make an emphatic statement on June 15th when he faces Barrett.
Barrett is also no stranger to coming across roadblocks in his own career, having also suffered his first career defeat back in 2018.
After a disappointing defeat to Ronnie Clark in February of that year, Barrett bounced back with two wins in a row against veteran Edwin Tellez. The 21-1 Manchester native will also know the need to make a statement on the night.
Having turned pro back in 2014, Barrett has long awaited an opportunity to have the big domestic challenges and beyond, something that Woodstock will most certainly present on June 15th at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
A win for either fighter will also bring a massive fight in the near future, with British champion Sam Bowen and fellow domestic rival Sharp all fighting under the Queensbury Promotions banner, and at a level beyond reside the likes of Lee Selby, Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton all could be potential opponents.