Friday, March 27, 2009

Cash offer for Dunne to fight Munroe

FRANK MALONEY is willing to pay Bernard Dunne £150,000 (STERLING) if he agrees to defend his WBA super-bantamweight title against Rendall Munroe. The promoter would expect the Dubliner to defend his newly won title in England as he would be receiving a career best payday, but Maloney the European champion would be willing to travel across the Irish Sea.
Maloney said: "It is a natural fight and the money is there to stage the contest in England in September. There is £150,000 on the table for Bernard. "I have spoken to Rendall and he would be willing to fight Dunne in his backyard if the title is on the line. "When we were ringside in Dublin for Dunne's title win against Ricardo Cordoba, Rendall kept pointing at Dunne and saying, 'Get me him.' " The Leicester dustman has good reason to fancy his chances against Dunne when their paths eventually cross. Dunne's only loss came when his suspect chin was exposed in 86 seconds by Kiko Martinez in August 2007. Since then southpaw Munroe has defeated the Spaniard twice inside a year making a mockery of Martinez's supposed punching power.Maloney added: "I never gave Dunne a chance against Cordoba and everybody in Ireland should be extremely proud of his achievements. "It was a wonderful night and a great promotion on Saturday, but until Dunne fights Munroe he cannot even call himself the best 8st 10lb fighter in Britain and Ireland let alone the world. "Dunne-Munroe will happen and wherever it takes place I am confident that Rendall will win inside the distance."

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