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'Shit happens. It was my initial dream but dreams change'

Former world champion Bernard Dunne wanted to follow his father’s lead and compete at the Olympics, but instead turned pro before Athens 2004.

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FORMER WBA SUPER bantamweight champion Bernard Dunne sat down with The42 last week to recall his boxing career and put us through our paces in the ring.

Among other things, Dunne explained how after missing out on qualification for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, he chose to move away from his initial goal of following in his father’s footsteps and signed a professional deal.

Looking back, his decision is one that he doesn’t regret, as his professional career saw him move to LA to train with some of the best fighters in the world and ultimately become a world champion in 2009.

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