Sunday 8 December 2019

Paddy Barnes set for second professional fight next month

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Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes will return to the ring in his home city next month, it has been announced.

The double Olympic bronze medalist made his professional debut last November, winning a farcical contest by disqualification after opponent Stefan Slavchev lifted him over his shoulders in the fourth round.

Barnes will fight for the second time as a pro in the Belfast Waterfront Hall on Saturday 18 February, on a card that will be headlined by Michael Conlan's brother Jamie, who is edging closer to a world title shot.

Michael Conlan will make his professional debut in Madison Square Garden on St Patrick's Day.

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