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Paddy Barnes: "It was as easy as it looked"

Northern Ireland boxer Paddy Barnes says that he found it straightforward to book his spot in the final of the men's light-flyweight division at the Commonwealth Games.

Northern Ireland boxer Paddy Barnes has admitted that he found it straightforward to book his spot in the final of the men's light-flyweight division at the Commonwealth Games.

Barnes, who won gold in Delhi four years ago, secured his spot in the final of the competition on Friday after overcoming Fazil Juma Kaggwa.

"Oh yeah it was as easy as it looked," he told Sports Mole.

Barnes also said that he "cannot wait" to fight in front of around 11,000 spectators in the final tomorrow.

"I just love fighting in front of big crowds and I cannot wait," he added.

Barnes will meet Devendro Laishram in the final of the competition.


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Paddy Barnes of Ireland looks on during his bout against Devendro Singh Laishram of India during the Men's Light Fly (49kg) Boxing quarterfinals on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 8, 2012
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