Paddy Barnes aims to complete medal haul on World stage
Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes is targeting a medal in his 'bogey' tournament at the World Amateur Championships.
Barnes, one of four Belfast boxers in the Irish team competing in Kazakhstan on October 11-27, has already won Olympic, European and Commonwealth medals in a stellar amateur career.
"This seems to be my bogey tournament," admitted the light-flyweight.
"I'd be really happy with a medal because it's the only one I've never got, I think this is my year."
Barnes' fellow Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan, Sean McComb and Tommy McCarthy complete the Belfast line-up in a ten-strong Ireland team travelling to Kazakhstan.
Barnes reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships in 2007 and wants a medal from these championships to complete his medal collection.
"You're always training for a gold medal, anything else and you're second best," said Barnes.
"But for me, I'd be really happy with a (World) medal. I think this is my year for a medal and, please God, gold."