Paddy Barnes has hinted that he could retire in the wake of his latest defeat.

The three-time Irish Olympian was in action on Friday at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.

Barnes, who is now 6-3 with one stoppage win and two stoppage defeats, took on Jay Harris for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental flyweight title, exclusively live on iFL TV worldwide and ESPN+ Stateside.

And after being knocked out by the Welshman –– the current European and Commonwealth champion who was cut by the right eye in the third round –– the 32-year-old said that we could have seen the last of him in the ring as a pro.

“There is no point in going on if you are got to lose at European level and if your body is failing you like this,” he told the BBC’s Thomas Kane.

“I can’t take the body shots in the pro game so what’s the point? I’m 32, I’m quite old in the pro game.”

But the two-time Olympic bronze medallist, who will reveal his decision in due course after spending some time with family and friends, concluded by saying: “I don't regret anything."