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Paddy Barnes to make pro decision very soon

Irish amateur legend Paddy Barnes will decide whether or not he will try to forge a pro legacy over the next couple of days.

Most assumed the two time Olympic Bronze medal winner was a cert to sign pro terms over the coming months.

The 29 year old will certainly be sifting through a number of offers at present, but claims a decision has yet to be made.

The Belfast fighter does suggest he is leaning toward the pro ranks and it that regard the decisions to be made may just revolve around who he signs with.

“I’ll have made a decision within the next few weeks about what I do next, but I would say that more or less my amateur days are over,” revealed Barnes, to the Belfast Telegraph.

“When I look at what I have achieved as an amateur I am very proud – I never could have believed I would have won so much. I’ve got some great memories.”

“Turning professional is an option for me and it’s something that I will look at.”

“If I go pro I’d have about five years and that will be it, but there’s a vacancy as the Olympic Council of Ireland President so maybe I should go for that!”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years