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Published: 20:19 | 6/10/17

Barnes makes it four wins from four


Belfast flyweight Paddy Barnes beat Juan Hinostroza in Edinburgh on Friday to record his fourth win from from four contests since turning professional in November 2016.

The 30-year-old, fighting on the undercard of the Gary Cornish v Sam Sexton British Heavyweight title clash at the Meadowbank Arena, was an easy winner against Hinostroza, who had won just five of his previous 13 fights.

The two-time Olympic bronze medalist was 60-53 ahead on the judges' scorecard, and knocked down the Spaniard in the second round on the way to winning every round.

Barnes set the tone of the fight by concentrating on body shots in the opening rounds, and keeping Hinostroza at a distance with his jab.

In the third round, Barnes caught his opponent with some sharp head jabs, and then boxed within himself in the final three rounds as a tired Hinostroza tried to turn the fight around with a big knockout punch.

Next up for Barnes is the first defence of his WBO European title on the undercard of the Carl Frampton v Horacio Garcia fight in Belfast on 18 November.

Barnes claimed the WBO European title by beating Romania's Sylviu Olteanu in Belfast in June, in just his third fight as a professional.

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Carl Frampton's fight against Horacio Garcia at Belfast's SSE Arena on Saturday,18 November will be shown live on the eir Sport pack. Belfast boxer Jamie Conlan will face Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines for the IBF world super-flyweight belt on the same bill, while triple Olympian Paddy Barnes makes the first defence of his WBO European Championship title.

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