Paddy Barnes: Belfast to host WBO European flyweight title fight

Paddy Barnes won bronze medals at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012
Paddy Barnes won bronze medals at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012

Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes is to fight for the WBO European flyweight belt in what will be his third professional bout on 17 June.

An opponent has yet to be announced for 30-year-old Barnes but the contest will be at the Waterfront Hall in his home city of Belfast.

Barnes made it two pro wins from two with a points victory in a six-rounder against Adrian Dimas Garzon in March.

Jamie Conlan will also feature on the bill at the Waterfront.

Unbeaten Conlan defeated Yader Cardoza on a split decision to take the vacant WBC International Silver super-flyweight crown on 10 March.

Conlan, also 30 and from Belfast, is aiming to secure a world title eliminator having won all 19 of his professional fights.

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