It was a third defeat in nine professional fights for three-time Irish Olympian Paddy Barnes last night as Jay Harris floored the 32-year-old in the fourth round of their contest at Ulster Hall.
The Welshman secured a deserved victory thanks to a vicious left hook that saw referee Phil Edwards count his opponent out. It ensured he left Belfast with the IBF Inter-Continental flyweight belt.
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It is a result that has left the Irish boxer considering his future.
It was a night of highs and lows for Irish boxing. 13-time Irish underage champion Paddy Donovan landed a devastating first-round KO win on his debut against Arturo Lopez with a showing that will have no doubt pleased coach Andy Lee. The 20-year old is promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank and promises plenty in the near future.
Paddy Donovan yarı orta sıklette mücadele ettiği ilk profesyonel maçında Meksikalı Arturo Lopez'i ilk rauntta nakavt ederek kariyerine iyi bir başlangıç yaptı. Takipteyiz. @Irishboxingcom @IrishBoxinNews @AndyLeeBoxing @MTKGlobal pic.twitter.com/Gg5JIaDUJa
— Cihat Gemici (@Cihat_Gemici) October 11, 2019