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The 29-year-old Barnett is from the Washington, D.C. area, home to several top boxers such as brothers Lamont and Anthony Peterson, and the place where he nurtured his dreams of becoming a prizefighter.
Who is Ty Barnett? Exclusive Interview
"Me, Lamont and Anthony (Peterson), we all came up together from the amateurs all the way to the pros. We had the same trainer for many years and we are all very familiar of each other. Kind of like brothers. I watched them all fight in the amateurs and the pro," Barnett said and continued, "With me, I started fighting when I was young. Fought in the Nationals, the Golden Gloves, the USA, the junior Olympics, I fought in the PAL a couple of times. I've been around, but I took a short break in the amateurs. My style wasn't really suited for the amateurs. I always had more of a pro style. I really didn't like the amateurs. I couldn't wait to turn pro."
As far as his fighting style is concerned, Barnett considers himself as a " boxer-puncher". "I can box and I can bang when needed. When adjustments need to be made, I can make them," Barnett claimed.
Barnett vows to make the most out of his opportunity to fight on ESPN Friday Night Fights against a highly-touted opponent, and crush Gesta's title hopes altogether.
"This is my coming out party for me right here. It's a late introduction, but it's better now than never. I'm looking forward to going out and upsetting this guy in sensational fashion. I'm going to introduce the world to Ty Barnett. They must see me. I'm the best kept secret," said Barnett.