Irish Olympic 2012 profile: Paddy Barnes – Boxing – Men’s 49Kg
Paddy has suffered from the ranking re-shuffle that has seen him, somewhat astoundingly, drop from sixth in the world to outside the top 33 last June.
This acrimonious drop denies the Belfast man a seeded draw in a tough group of fighters.
The 24-year-old won bronze in Beijing, won gold at both the Commonwealth and European championships of 2010 and oozes confidence outside, and inside the ring.
A regular winner at national and international tournaments Paddy goes into London 2012 with bags of experience and a winning mentality to back that up.
Nonetheless, an unlucky draw could make or break his expected chances of another podium finish.
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