Bernard Dunne (born 6 February 1980) is a former Irish professional boxer and a former WBA, and European super bantamweight champion.
On Saturday 21 March 2009, Dunne defeated Ricardo Cordoba in the 11th round to become the WBA super bantamweight champion in a fight that won ESPN's 2009 Fight of The Year with 6 knockdowns occurring in the fight between the two fighters (4 for Dunne and 2 for Cordoba). Dunne lost his title on 26 September 2009 in the 02 Dublin. Dunne retired on 19 February 2010.
In November 2009, Irish publishers Liberties Press released the first biography of Dunne. Entitled Bernard Dunne: The Ecstasy and the Agony, it is an up-to-date account of Dunne's beginnings until his defeat to Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym. In 2012, Dunne was an analyst on the 2012 Olympics boxing coverage on RTE Sport.
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