29 December 2008 – Press Release
Bernard Dunne will hit Irish TV screens again over Christmas when RT TWO broadcast ‘Big Time’ at 9:30pm on Tuesday, December 30th.
The documentary goes behind the scenes and features Dunne and his promoter Brian Peters as they travel the road to European title glory. The documentary covers Dunnes return home to Ireland following a three-year apprenticeship in the US under boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and renowned trainer Freddie Roach.
The Dubliner quickly became a household name in Ireland reeling off a string of impressive victories before challenging for the European title at a sold out Point Theatre in his native city. An emotion charged night saw Dunne become champion of Europe with a career best performance and two successful defences followed.
However Dunnes world fell apart at the hands of Kiko La Sensacin Martinez with the Spanish wrecking ball ripping Dunnes title away in just 86 seconds.
Since then Dunne has picked up the pieces and rebuilt his career with three straight wins as he build toward the ultimate prize a world title fight in 2009.
Big Time tells that story with incredible highs, wounding lows and fearless ambition, all set against the tough and at times cruel backdrop of professional boxing.
Big Time: Bernard Dunne’s Fight for Glory is produced for RT by Liberty Films with funding support from Sound & Vision, a Broadcasting Commission of Ireland initiative.
For more information see: http://www.rte.ie/tv/christmas/bernarddunne.html.