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Disappointment for Paddy Barnes as Manchester Arena fight called off

Paddy Barnes in training
Paddy Barnes in training

Paddy Barnes expressed his disappointment he was unable to fight on the Frampton/Warrington undercard at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.

Barnes was down to fight two-time Commonwealth title challenger Isaac Quaye in a six-rounder. It was listed as a "floater" meaning it would go ahead only if the timing allowed based on how the other fights unfolded and to allow the headliner contest to go ahead all within the TV schedules and management of the venue.

Olympic hero Barnes' match was called off as the show was running too late.

He said he didn't really care as he was "gutted" to see Carl Frampton lose out to Josh Warrington. Ahead of the bout he said he couldn't wait to get back in the ring and get his career back on track after his summer loss to Cristofer Rosales at Windsor Park.

"Didn't get to fight last night the show went on too late," he tweeted.

"Don't even care to be honest because I'm just gutted for Carl Frampton, gentleman and absolute warrior!"

Carl Frampton was beaten by Josh Warrington.
Carl Frampton was beaten by Josh Warrington.
Josh Warrington celebrates winning the World Featherweight Championship against Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (right) and Carl Frampton embrace after the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton embrace after the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action.
Josh Warrington (right) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (right) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (right) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Christine Frampton, wife of Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Christine Frampton, wife of Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Carl Frampton punches Josh Warrington during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Carl Frampton makes his way to the ring prior to the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Josh Warrington makes his way to the ring prior to the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Michael Conlan wins the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan wins the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan wins the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (right) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (right) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (right) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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