17 November 2008 – by Mark Doyle
Promoter Frank Maloney has told setantasports.com that he has yet to receive any offer from Brian Peters in relation to Rendall Munroe coming to Dublin to defend his European super-bantamweight title against Bernard Dunne.
Peters claimed on Sunday that he had made an improved offer of 60,000 for Munroe to make the short trip across the Irish Sea to take on former champion Dunne.
Not so, according to Maloney, who points to the fact that Munroe will defend his title against Fabrizio Trotta in Dublin on December 18 as evidence that his man is open to a bout with Dunne in the Irish capital provided the money is right.
“Theres never been any offer,” he told setantasports.com. I read about this supposed offer in the paper today but if hes actually interested, well, he knows that film Jerry Maguire so its time for him to show me the money. If he does, then well talk.
“I dont have a problem bringing Rendall Munroe here. Hes coming her next month to fight anyway so we dont have a problem coming to Ireland.
“I think Bernard Dunnes a good fighter but hes not good enough to beat Rendall Munroe, so wed fight him in his own backyard if the money was right.”
Maloney later added: “Id really like to see this offer in writing, though, because anyone can commit themselves to a fight publicly. Until we see an offer in writing there will be no conversation.
“Rendall Munroe will be in Dublin next month defending his title and, as things stand, Bernard Dunne and Brian Peters can buy tickets and sit in the audience watch the European champion!”