25 January 2009 – By Cormac Cambell
Rendall Munroe and Kiko Martinez will clash for a second time for the European super-bantamweight title on February 27. However, it appears the contest will be of little consequence to former champion Bernard Dunne, who is set to make a major announcement on Thursday at the newly rebuilt O2.
Towards the end of 2008 it looked as if Dunne was closing in on a fight with Munroe but, after a very public spat between their promoters, Brian Peters and Frank Maloney, over the venue and purse, the bout failed to come to fruition.
Munroe, however, has moved on and will face Martinez for the second time in Barnsley with his eyes on securing a World Title fight.
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It now remains to be seen what is next for Dunne but, given the hype surrounding Thursday’s press conference, the Dubliner looks set for a potentially career-defining fight on March 21.