Paddy Barnes has moved up from light-flyweight to flyweight for the AIBA World Men’s Elite Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Irish head coach Billy Walsh confirmed that the two-time Olympic bronze medallist had moved up from 49kg to the 52kg class.
Barnes’ fellow Belfast fighter Michael Conlan announced earlier this week that he was moving up from flyweight to bantamweight for Almaty.
Boxing at the 2013 AIBA World Men’s Elite Championships, the 17th in the edition since Havana 1974, begins on Monday.
Ireland will be using a nine-strong squad in Central Asia.
Irish squad AIBA World Men’s Elite Championships – Almaty, Kazakhstan October 14th/26th
52kg (Flyweight) Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)
56kg (Bantamweight) Michael Conlan (St John Bosco)
60kg (Lightweight) Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
64kg (Light/Welterweight) Ray Moylette (St Anne’s)
69kg (Welterweight) Adam Nolan (Bray)
75kg (Middleweight) Jason Quigley (Finn Valley)
81kg (Light/Heavyweight) Joe Ward (Moate)
91kg (Heavyweight) Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett)
91kg+ (Super/Heavyweight) Con Sheehan (Clonmel)