Barnes a step closer to Rio Olympics with third WSB victory

Ireland’s Olympic boxing hero Paddy Barnes took a step closer to qualifying for a third consecutive Games after notching up a third win in the World Series of Boxing on Friday night.

Fighting for Italia Thunder, Belfast man Barnes defeated Sebastien Jagodzinski of Hussars of Poland in convincing style, winning all five rounds in the light-flyweight division.

Barnes has already claimed two Bronze medals at the Games in 2008 and 2012. He landed a second Commonwealth Games Gold medal in summer 2014.

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