BBC Sport - Barnes and Conlan in World Series action
Barnes and Conlan in World Series action
- From the section Boxing
Belfast boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan are back in action on Saturday night when they fight for the Italia Thunder against USA Knockouts in the World Series of Boxing.
Barnes was named WSB Boxer of the Week ahead of his light flyweight contest against Joshua Franco as he aims to remain undefeated this season, having won all four of his fights.
The double Olympic bronze medallist is currently top of the WSB Individual Rankings on 20 points with one qualifying place available for the 2016 Olympics in Rio at the end of the season in April.
Conlan has a tougher task on his hands, having lost two of his four fights so far, albeit both on split decisions and he lies third in the bantamweight rankings.
However the top two boxers in the weight category will make the Rio Games and Conlan, a bronze medallist in London in 2012, is still hopeful of automatic qualification.