Friday, January 30, 2009

World title fight to Ireland - Dunne

So we're getting a world title match-up in Ireland (something we predicted earlier this month folks!) and not before time. It seems an age since we had the Steve Collins fights with the likes of Eubank/ Benn or even Wayne McCullough's brawls with various tough cookies to look forward to. Now we've got Bernard Dunne bringing some hope, after lining up a frankly mouth-watering match-up with the very highly-rated Panamanian Ricardo Cordoba, the current WBA champ.

Jumpthefence has been calling Bernard Dunne to be more ambitious with his choice of fights for a time but can have no complaints here. Cordoba is the real deal (34-1-2) at just 24 years old, a guy who's beaten someone like Celestino Cabellero can't be sniffed at. Cordoba is a southpaw, technically excellent, won't be throwing barrages of punches but tends to make his punches count. He ain't a Kiko Martinez for punchiing power so Dunne ought have no worries about being knocked out cold.

We'd expect a 12-rounder here, a belter of a technical fight for the boxing connoisseur rather than a scrap. Dunne will need to be at his best to get anything from this, but then again, isn't that the way it ought to be?

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