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Paddy eyes London gold

Golden boy Paddy Barnes will target glory at the London Olympics in 2012 after his stunning victory at the European Championships in Moscow.

Yesterday, light-flyweight Barnes became the first Irish boxer to claim European gold in 19 years when he beat Azerbaijan’s Elvin Mamishzade, 4-1.

The Belfast man, a 2008 Beijing bronze medallist, has already been approached to turn pro but it is understood that Barnes will remain an amateur and shoot for Olympic gold in two years time.

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