Paddy Barnes & Michael Conlan expect to win Olympic gold in Rio

Belfast fighters Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan are convinced they will win Olympic gold medals later this year and joke that the best boxer award will be a duel between them.

The two Olympic bronze medallists have been training along with their Irish team-mates at the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland at Jordanstown.

Their fellow Olympic qualifier, Ballymena man Steven Donnelly is also taking part in the training camp while Brendan Irvine and Michaela Walsh also told BBC Sport Northern Ireland of their belief that they can also book places in Rio.

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