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- Dunne began his professional boxing career in December 2001, winning his first fight in Feather Falls Casino in Oroville, California. Dunne won his first fourteen bouts in the United States before returning to Dublin under manager Brian Peters. Peters negotiated a deal with Irish public broadcaster RTE whereby Dunne's fights in Dublin would be shown live on national television. It was the first such deal for an Irish boxer. Dunne won the lowly regarded IBC Super bantamweight title by beating Sean Hughes in the National Stadium in Dublin.
He has had several fights since then and has defended his title successfully twice. He has lost one fight in his professional career, with his highest accolade coming when he won the European Super bantamweight title on November 11 2006 beating Esham Pickering on points in his home town of Dublin. In March, 2007 he defended the title by technical knock-out over Yersin Jailauov in the third round, in a mandatory EBU title defense. He followed that streak in June 2007, when he defended his EBU title, defeating Walstad Reider by unanimous decision. On the 25 August 2007, Dunne was defeated by Kiko Martinez. The referee stopped the fight in the 1st round before many of the spectators had found their seats -Dunne having been knocked down twice in that time - causing Dunne to lose the EBU Super Bantamweight title. Dunne has a sponsorship deal with Irish crisp company, Hunky Dorys.
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Top trainer Brendan Ingle has backed Irishman Bernard Dunne to go on and become a world champion.
Dunne was far too clever for Esham Pickering at the Point Depot in Dublin last night, landing the vacant European super-bantamweight title with a unanimous decision, two judges having it 117-111 and the other 115-113.
Ingle, who trains Pickering, said: 'This guy has everything it takes to become a world champion.
'That was a very classy performance from Bernard and I hope he goes on to become a world champion and who knows maybe he'll give Esham a re-match.
'In the later rounds I could see that as Esham was trying to come on Bernard was tying him up at times and messing him around and then having a real go near the end of the round and you need that at the highest level, that's smart.'
The obvious fight for Dunne is a meeting with newly-crowned IBF super-bantamweight champion Steve Molitor, who stopped former European champion Michael Hunter on Friday night in Hartlepool.
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