Monday, April 20, 2015

Rio '16: Boxers Barnes and Conlon qualify

Paddy Barnes has qualified for a third successive Olympic Games following victory over Finol Rivas at the World Boxing Series in Venezuela.
Barnes won on a split decision with two judges scoring the fight 49-45, 49-45 in his favour while the third awarded the fight 48-47. It was  Barnes' seventh win of the season.
A unanimous decision over Jose Dias  meant Michael Conlan moved into second place on the bantamweight table and was enough to win him his place on the Rio team. The Irish pair were boxing for Italia Thunder.

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