Published Wednesday, 08 August 2012
Paddy Barnes in red, during his win over Cameroon''s Thomas Essomba. (© PA)
Barnes will face India's Devendro Laishram in the light-flyweight quarter-finals, after beating Cameroon's Thomas Essomba 15-10 on Saturday.
Afterwards, he said, "Nobody's going to remember you for how well you box, they're always going to remember you for winning the Olympics."
Holy Family coach Gerry Storey said Barnes can only get better.
"Paddy never put a foot wrong in that contest. His timing was brilliant."
And although a victory at Wednesday night's fight would guarantee a bronze medal for Paddy, Storey said the 25-year-old, who previously won bronze at the Beijing games four years ago, will not be content with that.
"He's a winner and he wants to be a winner, and that's the right attitude because he doesn't respect anybody that he goes in against.
"He will not be respecting world champions, silver medallists - you name it, it'll be Paddy Barnes in and he will be going for gold," Storey told UTV.
Meanwhile, Katie Taylor is also on course for a bronze medal at the London 2012 Games.
The 26-year-old Bray fighter faces Mayzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan in the Lightweight semi-final on Wednesday afternoon.
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