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WATCH: Paddy Barnes’s fight v Russia

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Paddy Barnes put in a composed performance on Friday night in his Test International with Russia at the National Stadium.

Building towards peak sharpness for next month’s Olympics, Barnes took on accomplished Russian WSB fighter Vadim Kudryakov.

While he didn’t have it all his own way, the Belfast light flyweight was on top throughout, and badly hurt his opponent in the final round.

Watch the fight in full below:

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish).

Joe O'Neill

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