"Big Time" Bernard Dunne's fight for glory is the acclaimed documentary which goes behind the scenes and features Dunne and his promoter Brian Peters as they travel the road to European title glory is now available to watch online from the RTÉ website - http://www.rte.ie/sport/other/2008/1230/dunneb_av.html
The documentary covers Dunne’s return home to Ireland following a three year apprenticeship in the US under boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and renowned trainer Freddie Roach.
The Dubliner quickly became a household name in Ireland, reeling off a string of impressive victories before challenging for the European title at a sold out Point Theatre in his native city. An emotionally charged night saw Dunne become champion of Europe with a career best performance and two successful defences followed.
However, Dunne’s world fell apart at the hands of Kiko “La Sensación” Martinez with the Spanish wrecking ball ripping Dunne’s title away in just 86 seconds.
Since then Dunne has picked up the pieces and rebuilt his career with three straight wins as he build toward the ultimate prize – a world title fight in 2009.
“Big Time” tells that story with incredible highs, wounding lows and fearless ambition, all set against the tough and at times cruel backdrop of professional boxing.
Big Time: Bernard Dunne's Fight for Glory is produced for RTÉ by Liberty Films with funding support from Sound & Vision, a Broadcasting Commission of Ireland initiative.
For more information see: http://www.rte.ie/tv/christmas/bernarddunne.html