27 February 2009 – By Cormac Campbell
Bernard Dunne has said that March 21s WBA super bantamweight title fight with champion Ricardo Cordoba marks the realisation of a dream.
Speaking to irish-boxing.com radio, Dunne, who clashes with Cordoba at the Dublin O2, said that he is within touching distance of the biggest prize in his sport.
There is nothing bigger, he beamed after 12 rounds of sparring at his Holy Trinity camp in Belfast.
This is what Ive dreamed about and I suppose what the Irish people have wanted since I came home from America. Now we are getting the chance to test ourselves against one of the best super-bantamweights in the world.
Having already completed six weeks of a gruelling nine week training schedule, Dunne is in peak condition and has spared no expense in securing the best sparring available.
Everything will be southpaw orientated, he said.
(The Cuban guy I was sparring with today) is very sharp, very strong and similar to Cordoba. We have also been working with an unbeaten Italian featherweight.
To hear Bernard Dunne talk about his WBA title fight with Ricardo Cordoba, tune in to the March edition of the irish-boxing.com radio available soon.
The Irish Boxing Supporters Club has organised a bus and ticket deal to Bernard Dunnes WBA super-bantamweight title fight against Ricardo Cordoba on March 21.
The bus will depart Newry with a pick up point in Dundalk before descending on the O2 for the biggest night of Irish boxing in a decade.
Among the stars in action are Olympic heroes Kenny Egan and Paddy Barnes as well as Andrew Murray, Oisin Fagan, Michael Kelly and Katie Taylor.
Ticket and transport is priced at 65. To book contact club secretary Bobby Lavery on 00447808175612 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are strictly limited to 50 so book early to avoid disappointment.
Stay tuned to irish-boxing.com for more details.