1 December 2008 – Press Release
Frank Maloney has said that Bernard Dunne and promoter Brian Peters will be men looking in from the outside later this month.
In a press release Maloney said that while he wasnt adverse to making a Dunne v Munroe match-up for the latters EBU super-bantamweight title but stressed that clarity was needed on exactly what team Dunne are offering.
“We have no problem fighting Dunne even in his own front room, he argued. What I have a problem with is someone who can’t make up their mind. There have been three different offers on the table at three different times for Dunne to fight Munroe.
“Dunne’s people don’t seem to know left from right. One minute they want to fight Rendall and the next talking about world titles. If you get knocked out by the Martinez, the second best super-bantamweight in Europe you are not world class.
“Instead of dreaming, Team Dunne should start living in the real world.”
Munroe (16-1) defends his title against Italy’s Fabricio Trotta (13-4-2) on an excellent bill at Dublin City University, while Martinez boxes a six rounder.
The card which also features the professional debut of Olympic bronze medallist Darren Sutherland and Irish light-middleweight champion Jamie Moore gears up for a shot at the European title with a six rounder.
Craig Watson defends his Commonwealth welterweight title against Adnan Amar and Jason Booth defends his Commonwealth bantamweight strap against Sean Hughes.
Tickets for the big Dublin bill cost 100 Euros and 40 Euros and are available from www.frankmaloney.com or www.ticketmaster.ie. To order from ROI call 08 18 719300, from NI and GB 0871 226 1508.