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Paddy Barnes' second pro fight confirmed for next month

He’ll be on the undercard for Jamie Conlan’s Belfast bout.

Updated at 21.30

PADDY BARNES WILL take the next step in his professional career at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall next month.

The two-time Olympic medallist will fight on Jamie Conlan’s undercard on 18 February against a yet-to-be-named opponent.

Barnes, 29, will be hoping for a more routine victory this time around after his professional debut at the Titanic Exhibition Centre ended in bizarre circumstances — his opponent Stefan Slavchev being disqualified from their November bout for lifting the Belfast native over his head.

Source: Presseye/William Cherry/INPHO

Conlan (18-0, 11KOs), the older brother of Barnes’ good friend and Olympic team-mate Michael, is building quite a reputation for himself on the pro circuit and is nearing a super flyweight title shot.

His opponent is also currently unknown.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Steven Ward (2-0) and featherweight Marco McCullough (16-3-0), two other Belfast natives, are also on the undercard.

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