Bernard Dunne was born and raised in Neilstown, west Dublin, the place he still calls home. The son of Olympic boxer Brendan Dunne, he competed in his first boxing match at six years old, and spent the next twenty-three years training and perfecting his craft. Narrowly missing out on qualifying for the 2000 Olympics, Bernard went on to a hugely successful professional career, with twenty-eight wins from thirty fights. He finally beat Ricardo Cordoba in a dramatic eleventh-round knockout at the Point Depot in Dublin in 2009 to become super-bantamweight World Champion. Since retiring from boxing, Bernard has written two books and several television series, worked with the Dublin Gaelic football team and as a sports analyst on RTÉ television, and become the High-Performance Director of Irish Boxing. Bernard lives in Dublin with his wife Pamela and their two children, Caoimhe and Finnian.