Tuesday 17 October 2017

'No regrets' for Bernard

FOLLOWING his retirement announcement, Bernard Dunne said:

  • "I've thought long and hard about hanging up my gloves at this point, and I feel I'm making the right decision. It wasn't an easy one to make, believe me, as I've been in boxing now, as an amateur and pro for 25 years.
  • "There comes a time when you have to say, 'That's it. It's over' and now is the time. I've absolutely no regrets, and I don't think I'll have any regrets in six months or a year or ever."
  • "I had a good run, and won a world and a European title, so I'm satisfied."
  • "To win a world title is something I will never forget and something I am so proud of and I would like to thank everyone who helped make that possible.
  • "The easiest thing in the world would have been to climb through the ropes and fight again, but honesty has always been very important to me and I am being honest to myself, to my family and to my fans with this decision.
  • "The great Irish fans that travelled on the journey to a world title belt with me deserved better than to pay their hard-earned cash just to see me go through the motions. I couldn't do that to them."

l"The (Poonsawat) Kratingdaenggym loss was a huge disappointment, make no mistake about that, but the (Kiko) Martinez loss made a bigger impact on me. But there you go, you win some, you lose some. But I repeat, I've no regrets whatsoever."


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