Jay Harris, 28, of Wales, will make his first defense of the European flyweight title in the hometown of three-time Irish Olympian Paddy Barnes on Oct. 11 at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, MTK Global announced on Wednesday. The fight will headline a card that will stream on ESPN+ in the United States. Harris claimed the vacant title by lopsided decision against former world title challenger Angel Moreno on June 1. Barnes, 32, got knocked out by Cristofer Rosales in the fourth round of a flyweight world title fight last August and then lost a second fight in a row before rebounding for a win earlier this month.

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