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Paddy Barnes lands a European title tilt in Belfast alongside Conlan

By Adam McKendry

Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes's third professional fight will be for the WBO European flyweight championship at the Waterfront Hall in June.

The two-time Olympic bronze medallist will take on a yet to be named opponent on June 17 for the vacant flyweight title.

The 30-year-old will return to the Waterfront Hall for the second time in three months after his fight against Adrian Dimas Garzon there last month.

Barnes defeated Garzon on points, which has earned him a shot at taking the European title, despite having a short professional career thus far.

Jamie Conlan is also set to be on the bill in Belfast as he continues his path towards a World title, with his opponent also to be named at a later date.

Conlan, also 30, is undefeated after he overcame Yader Cardoza in a split decision on March 10 to take the WBC International Silver super-flyweight title.

The two fights will be shown on BoxNation.

Elsewhere, Michael Conlan's second professional bout has been set for Chicago on May 26.

The 25-year-old will fight an unnamed opponent at the UIC Pavilion after he impressed on his debut, stopping American Tim Ibarra in three rounds at Madison Square Garden.

Super-bantamweight Conlan also revealed on Twitter that it is "likely" he will be on the undercard for Manny Pacquiao's fight against Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2.

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