Bernard Dunne To Fight In Ireland

By Jonny Stapleton - WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion Bernard Dunne looks set to make the first defense of his title against Thai fighter Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym in Dublin on September 26. After neither camp could strike and deal or come to a comprise, with Kratingdaenggym’s (38-01) team pushing for the fight to be in Thailand and camp Dunne reluctant to travel away from the O2, the bout went to purse bids in Spain yesterday evening. Dunnes manager Brian Peters won the right to promote the fight with a bid of just 120,000 USD, the minimum bid required, meaning another big fight night in Dublin for Dunne’s partisan and vocal support..

The WBA have given three possible dates and venues for the fight between Regular Champion, Dunne and Interim Champion, Kratingdaenggym.

Considering the venues and dates put forward by the governing body are New York, USA on October 3, Macau China, October 2 and Dublin, Ireland September 26 it seems certain the fight will be in the O2 later this year.

It’s a big coop for Dunne and Brian Peters Promotions as home advantage will see the Neilstown native installed as favourite for the clash between the two WBA champions.

Article posted on 22.07.2009

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