PADDY BARNES is one of the elite in the amateur sport. He’s already medalled at two editions of the Olympic Games, he is a former European champion and earlier this year he became the first boxer from Northern Ireland to win two Commonwealth Games gold medals. He may be a light-flyweight but he packs a serious punch. He overpowers lesser opposition but also applies intelligent aggression. The only major medal missing from his collection is one from the World championships. He’ll look to put that right in 2015.

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