Paddy Barnes

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Patrick Barnes, more commonly known as Paddy Barnes, (b. 9 April 1987) is an Irish amateur boxer from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He won a bronze medal for Ireland in the light-flyweight division at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

Provincial and National Titles

Barnes, represents the Holy Family ABC in Belfast and has won the Ulster title in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He has faced Jimmy Moore from the St. Francis club in Limerick in each of his national finals being runner up in 2006 but winning the All-Ireland title 2007 and 2008.

Commonwealth Games and Championships

Barnes represented Northern Ireland at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Barnes was defeated in the quarter finals by Swaziland's Simanga Shiba, although Barnes had been leading at the half way point.

In 2007, Barnes suffered an eye injury the EU Boxing Championships which stopped him from winning a medal, later that year in July, Barnes competed at the Commonwealth Federation Championships in Liverpool, England.

Both Barnes and fellow Northern Ireland fighter Eamon O’Kane won gold medals in their respective divisions at the event. Barnes defeated India's Nanao Singh in his final.

World Amateur Championships Results

2007 (in Chicago) (as a Light flyweight)

2009 (in Milan) (as a Light flyweight)

Olympic Games Results

2008 (as a Light flyweight)

'2012 (as a Light flyweight)

Source: This article borrows from Barnes article on Wikipedia: [1]