Saturday 17 March 2018

Boxing - Michael Conlan and Paddy Barnes on thunder road

Michael Conlan
Michael Conlan

Boxing Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan will be aiming for a Friday the 13th hat-trick over Grzergoz Kozlowski in Poland tonight.

The Belfast bantam, along with his fellow London 2012 medallist Paddy Barnes, is slated to line out for Italia Thunder versus the Hussars of Poland in the World Series of Boxing in Konin.

Barnes, who meets Sebastien Jagodzinski, can edge a step closer to qualifying for his third successive Olympics if he improves to three wins from three for the season. Conlan has won one and lost one so far. He's beaten Kozlowski on two occasions - including a unanimous decision in 2014 - and is aiming for a treble.

Meanwhile, an Irish selection will meet Sweden at the St Brigid's BC in Offaly tonight ahead of tomorrow's international with the Swedes at Dublin's National Stadium.

Irish Independent

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