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Paddy Barnes set for World Series of Boxing debut with Italia Thunder

Updated: Thursday, 01 Aug 2013 07:17 | Comments

Paddy Barnes will be looking to stamp his authority on the WSB
Paddy Barnes will be looking to stamp his authority on the WSB

Paddy Barnes looks set to sign for the Italian team in the upcoming World Series of Boxing.

The two-time Olympic bronze medallist will make his debut in the competition should he sign for Italia Thunder and it would appear to be a done deal for the Belfast boxer.

Announcing the news on his personal Twitter account this evening, Barnes said: “Looks like I'm gonna be an Italia Thunder boxer for the WSB.”

Barnes’ fellow Olympic team-mate Michael Conlan is also rumoured to be joining the Italian side for the WSB, which starts in November.

Donegal middleweight Willie McLaughlin starred for Italia Thunder in last year's WSB competition.

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