It was recently announced that world heavyweight bareknuckle boxing champion of the world Bobby Gunn will be putting his title on the line as he accepted a challenge from world renowned and undefeated bareknuckle boxer James Quinn.
The two men solidified the fight this past week in New York City at the premier of Quinn’s movie Knuckle.
In the past few days, British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury made it well known on ESPN and a variety of sites that he has much interest in fighting former UFC champion Brock Lesnar in a “bareknuckle war.”
Upon reading this, Gunn found it quite comical how a variety of fighters and organizations have been “piggy-backing” off all of the exposure he has garnered surrounding his winning the world title.
“Prior to my fight with Richard Stewart in August, the words “bareknuckle boxing” were rarely if ever uttered in the professional sports world,” said Gunn. “Now everyone has seen how big it is getting on an international level, and they want to be part of it.”
Gunn is excited to see the growing interest spread throughout the sports world about bareknuckle boxing, but doesn’t feel too threatened about losing his title anytime soon.
“There are a lot of great fighters out there in both the MMA and boxing world who are most likely going to try out bareknuckle boxing, but until they take me on and beat me, I will always retain the championship title of the world.”
Gunn will be squaring off against Quinn in January of 2012, a fight which is highly anticipated throughout the fight sports world.
“James Quinn is a great fighter and a great friend of mine, but come January, it is all about business,” said Gunn. “After I defeat Quinn I will accept any challenge from any fighter out there, and I will win.”
A seven time world cruiserweight champion, Gunn has tasted success before in the square circle, but is adamant on focusing all of his efforts going forward on bareknuckle boxing.
“I got into bareknuckle boxing scene to get away from all of the politics that surround boxing and MMA,” said Gunn. “I am a fighter, that’s what I do. I don’t want to deal with all of all the hassles that you see in boxing and MMA—fighters ducking each other, the corruption, etc. Being the world heavyweight bareknuckle boxing champion of the world, I will fight anyone anytime if the money is right. And until I get dethroned, I will always be the world champ.”
For more information on Bobby Gunn visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bobby-The-Celtic-Warrior-Gunn/229151550460878.