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|Real name||Ryan Barrett|
|Nickname(s)||Mr Attitude or 666|
|Weight(s)||Featherweight / Super featherweight / Lightweight / Light Welterweight / Welterweight|
27 December 1982 |
Thamesmead, London, England
|Wins by KO||6|
Ryan Barrett (born 27 December 1982) is an English boxer. He is the current WBU Welterweight World Champion and former English Super Featherweight Champion and British Masters Featherweight champion. Barrett is best known for his loss to 2004 Athens Olympics silver medalist Amir Khan via a TKO; since this fight, he has gone on to fight for both British titles and world titles.
Barrett started boxing at the age of seven, with Thamesmead ABC. He moved to Eltham ABC aged 8, where he won schoolboy titles and class B and C NABC titles under the training of his father, Steve Barrett. Ryan finished with a record of 75 fights; 60 wins and 15 losses.
Barrett made his pro debut on 13 June 2002. He won the British Masters Featherweight Championship on points against Jamie McKeever. He challenged for the British Featherweight title, but lost against John Simpson in the fifth round. Barrett is an English Superfeatherweight Champion, beating Femi Fehintola in the third round of their fight. He is also an International Masters Lightweight Champion, winning in the first round against Mark Alexander. He challenged for the WBU Lightweight World Title in 2009, but lost on points against Willie Limond. On 7 December 2013 in Neuwied, Germany, Barrett was given a chance to avenge his loss in the Masters to Geoffrey Munika and in doing so took the vacant WBU Welterweight World Title with a 3rd round TKO.
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