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‘Champion of the world, it sounds fabulous’ – Bernard Dunne shares heartwarming message with Dennis Hogan

Bernard Dunne and his magic moments were what inspired Dennis Hogan to pursue a pro-fight dream.

So to receive a congratulatory message from the fighter, Mike Goodhall used to introduce as Dublin’s Number 1 Son at The Point in the 2010s, only added to his own dream achievement.

Dunne, the new High-Performance Director of the Indian boxing team, sent a message the way of ‘The Hurricane’ after the Kildare light middleweight won the IBO world title by beating Sam Eggington three weeks ago.

The former super bantamweight champion of the world and Irish boxing legend told the 37-year-old he did himself, his family, his team and his country proud.

Hogan was honoured to get a message and the kind words meant a lot to him. The Australian-based Kildare man, who was previously robbed of a WBC world title win against Jaime Munguia in Mexico, is a Dunne fan and was inspired by the former St Matthews and CIE amateurs pro career.

“What an honour to get a message from Bernard Dunne the legend who ignited Irish boxing and my interest in professional boxing a long time ago,” he commented.

Hogan is hoping to make the first defence of his title in Ireland with Spike O’Sullivan favourite to provide the opposition.


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