PADDY Barnes made an impressive start to his Commonwealth Gold defence in Glasgow today.
The Belfast fight favourite progressed to the quarter-finals stopping Hamadi Furahisha of Tanzania.
Barnes claimed a technical knock-out win after the referee put Furahisha out of his misery 2:06 into the third round.
The double Olympic bronze medalist, took the first round comfortably, before dominating his opponent in the second.
The referee called a halt to the bout with just under a minute left on the clock in the third round.