Barnes turns pro and hopes to have first fight in Belfast before Christmas

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The Team Ireland flagbearer in Rio won Olympic bronze medals in Beijing and London

Paddy Barnes says hes excited about his move into professional boxing.

The 29-year-old won bronze at two Olympic games-at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

The Team Ireland flagbearer is planning to have his first fight in Belfast before Christmas.

Speaking to Q Radio, he says he's looking forward to the big stage.


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