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Katie Taylor floors Paddy Barnes with a Commonwealth Games zinger

(We’re not doubting Mrs Taylor’s boxing credentials by the way.)

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

KATIE TAYLOR HAS once again proved that she’s more than a match for Paddy Barnes.

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Source: RTÉ - Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster/YouTube

Barnes couldn’t resist a cheeky dig when Taylor won her fifth straight world title in South Korea this week and tweeted:

Here @KatieTaylor ya may have 5 World titles but have ya got 2 Commonwealth Games titles??? #fightme

Taylor’s response was a knockout blow:

Haha! The commonwealths?! Sure my Ma would win a gold medal in that!!

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