OLYMPICS: Paddy Barnes crashes out in Rio

Paddy Barnes
Paddy Barnes

Ireland’s Paddy Barnes has crashed out of the Olympic Games after losing on points to Spain’s Carmona Heredia in Rio.

It was a disappointing result for the Belfast boxer as he was looking to add to his two Olympic bronze medals.

Barnes was level with his 20-year-old opponent after two rounds and the Spaniard, ranked 26 in the world, took the verdict in the final three minutes.

After the fight Barnes said: “I was drained. It is so hard getting down to this weight and in the second round I had nothing left.

“I was so tired I did not know how I threw a punch in those last two rounds.

“I just had no energy at the weight.”