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Watch: Paddy Barnes' rival Slavchev hit in pocket for antics after hoisting Belfast boxer on shoulders during bout

By David Kelly

Published 07/11/2016

PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016
6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest
PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV
action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/11/2016 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest PADDY BARNES V STEFAN SLAVCHEV action from this evenings fight at Titanic Belfast.Photo Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 05th November 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paddy Barnes defeats Stefan Slachev after he was disqualified during Saturday nights Flyweight Contest at the Titanic exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 05th November 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paddy Barnes defeats Stefan Slachev after he was disqualified during Saturday nights Flyweight Contest at the Titanic exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 05th November 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paddy Barnes defeats Stefan Slachev after he was disqualified during Saturday nights Flyweight Contest at the Titanic exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 05th November 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paddy Barnes defeats Stefan Slachev after he was disqualified during Saturday nights Flyweight Contest at the Titanic exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 05th November 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paddy Barnes with Stefan Slachev during Saturday nights Flyweight Contest at the Titanic exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 05th November 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paddy Barnes with Stefan Slachev during Saturday nights Flyweight Contest at the Titanic exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 05th November 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paddy Barnes with Stefan Slachev during Saturday nights Flyweight Contest at the Titanic exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 05th November 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paddy Barnes with Stefan Slachev during Saturday nights Flyweight Contest at the Titanic exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Bulgarian Stefan Slavchev is paying a heavy price for doing his best to spoil the professional debut of Paddy Barnes at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast on Saturday night.

Barnes was handed victory when Slavchev was disqualified by referee Hugh Russell jnr for hoisting the Belfast man over his shoulders in the fourth round of their flyweight clash. Consequently, it is understood the British Boxing Board of Control have withheld an undisclosed amount of his purse.

Double Olympic bronze medallist Barnes admitted that he was left "frustrated" with the antics of Slavchev who persistently held and on two occasions pushed Barnes to the canvas.

"Obviously everybody knows what journeymen do, they come to survive but I couldn't even make a fight out of it. It was frustrating," said Barnes.

"I could've slowed down a bit and maybe I'd have caught him but I just wanted to fight."

Lift off: Paddy Barnes defeats Stefan Slavchev after the Bulgarian was disqualified for lifting him during the Flyweight Contest at the Titanic Exhibition Centre
Lift off: Paddy Barnes defeats Stefan Slavchev after the Bulgarian was disqualified for lifting him during the Flyweight Contest at the Titanic Exhibition Centre

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