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Paddy Barnes: Rosales Fight Will Define Me, Define My Career

Paddy Barnes will walk out to challenge Cristofer Rosales for the WBC world flyweight title at Windsor Park on Saturday for what will be a deafening and, according to ‘The Leprechaun’ “defining”, occasion.
 
The 31-year-old (5-0-KO1) has his big chance to add professional glory to his famous list of amateur achievements and believes he’s at the top of his game to take on Nicaragua’s Rosales (27-3-KO18).

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Barnes said: “I’ve approached this differently. I’ve really dedicated myself on nutrition. Making the weight has been easier. It’s still hard but it’s easier than it was because I’ve been smarter about what I eat.
 
“My whole attitude towards sport has changed. I’ve two kids now so I need to provided for my family. Plus, I want to better my own career.
 
“Right now, this fight is my sixth fight and I’ve a chance of creating history.
 
“I always thought my style was more suited to the professional game but turning over has been tough for me because nobody wanted to sign me. Nobody knew who I was.
 
“Thankfully, MTK Global signed me and after five fights, I’m fighting for a WBC world title.
 
“Yes, I’ve had success as an amateur at the Olympic Games and whatever but this will define me as a boxer. It defines my career.”
 
Another Belfast hero on the card on the night is Carl Frampton, who clashes with Luke Jackson while lineal heavyweight king Tyson Fury faces Francesco Pianeta and a whole host of emerging stars look to steal the headlines on the undercard.
 
Visit ticketmaster.ie for tickets or catch all the action live on BT Sport.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1hourRun on 08-15-2018

[QUOTE=mlac;19022315]i saw some of that, it looked like choclatito had just returned from a bender with prince Naz lol, he looked like **** :( I didnt realise this Rosales chap was the same guy that KO'd higa? and fought yafai…

Comment by mlac on 08-15-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;19019523][img]https://i.imgur.com/idsDV0O.gif[/img] Cristofer Rosales [B]has been sparring with Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez [/B]and Felix Alvarado who is set to fight for the IBF jr.flyweight title vs. Randy Petalcorin, so you can imagine the conditioning Rosales is coming in with for this 12…

Comment by Kilrain on 08-15-2018

Paddy Barnes is one of the most boring fighters in boxing. Dull personality too.

Comment by rudy on 08-14-2018

[QUOTE=SuperSuperLeeds;19019530]Ancajas vs conlan 2.0[/QUOTE] It exactly what i was thinking:boxing:

Comment by Chrismart on 08-14-2018

I haven't seen any of Rosales since Andew Selby beat him. Can't really see Barnes pulling it off however.

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