Ring of Combat Heavyweight Champion Brutal Brendan Barrett will be defending his Heavyweight Belt on Friday, September 20th – as he returns to Atlantic City to seek his fifth consecutive Heavyweight Title. Once again, Collins, McDonald & Gann is happy to be sponsoring Brendan as he prepares to face a tough competitor at this legendary event expected to draw a sold-out crowd.
The fight will take place at the Tropicana in Atlantic City – marking Barrett’s first return to the ring since he claimed the Ring of Combat Heavyweight Title in April. In June, a serious injury forced him to withdraw from the Ring of Combat event – and he has spent the past few months recovering and getting into top shape to defend his prestigious Heavyweight Title.
Barrett, who won the Heavyweight Title in a thrilling 33 second knockout, will be taking on Miodrag Petkovich of Serbia — a challenging competitor who has fought in 52 pro fights. In defending his Ring of Combat title, Barrett was given the opportunity to select his opponent for this important fight — and specifically selected Petkovich based on his impressive record and skills.
“I picked him because he was the most experienced fighter and, with 52 pro fights, is certainly a challenging competitor,” notes Barrett who, in addition to training tirelessly for this important fight has also been working on creating a philanthropic organization to help those in need. “I always try to push myself, and wanted the opportunity to challenge myself with a truly tough competitor as I seek to defend my title.”
In preparing for this important fight, Barrett has added some important people to his team who have worked to get him in top form as he recovered from his injury. Upon meeting and working with noted boxing promoter Sal Musumeci, Barrett says that Sal then “made it all happen” – flying in trainer Buddy Bereal from Los Angeles, California and undefeated heavyweight pro boxer Natu Visinia from Illinois to train with him. Visinia — a 6’3” 280 pound Samoan undefeated pro heavyweight boxer with a 9-0 record, 8 by knockout — was an exceptionally tough sparring partner and was instrumental in helping Barrett prepare for the upcoming challenge of his ROC fight against Petkovich. Barrett credits Sal’s commitment to pushing him and bringing in the best people to work with him as instrumental in getting him ready for this fight – and is grateful for the work of all three men in helping him prepare to defend his belt.
We wish Brendan Barrett the best of luck as he prepares to defend the ROC Heavyweight Belt on Friday night – and will be there cheering him on and supporting him, along with our friends Steve Lamagna, Greg Martello and Nick Valastro, in Atlantic City. For more information about the Ring of Combat, and for tickets to the event, visit www.ringofcombat.com.