16 July 2010 – Press Release
It was just over a year ago that Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn put forth a gutsy effort against IBF/Ring Magazine Cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek.
Gunn’s performance was commended by fight fans and various media outlets, who penned about his tremendous heart. The Hackensack, NJ native expected his showing against Adamek to help him land another notable bout, but this hasn’t been the case.
Since giving his all against the hard hitting Pole, Gunn had a number of bouts fall out and is yet to return to the squared circle. With one year down the tubes, 36-year-old Gunn acknowledges he’s in the final chapter of his career and is only interested in facing world rated fighters.
“From world title fights to unsanctioned referees and early stoppages, I have seen it all,” exclaimed Gunn, a former IBA Cruiserweight champion. “I am a seasoned pro and have earned my stripes, so at this point it only benefits me to face noteworthy opponents.”
Flash back to July 11 2009, when heavily hyped Ran Nakash dismantled William Bailey on the Adamek-Gunn undercard. Ringsiders were buzzing about Nakash’s performance and were in agreement that he was ready for a step up. From that day forward, the unbeaten Nakash was linked to a match up against Gunn. Unfortunately, the bout is yet to happen despite Gunn’s willingness to battle him anytime, anywhere and any place.
Last night, following Nakash’s victory over Victor Barragan in which he attended, Gunn spoke with the media about his eagerness to fight the world rated Israeli. Those at ringside were once again discussing the potential match up, but Gunn was far more concerned with landing a fight than making a splash.
“This guy is a perfect opponent for me and I have wanted to face him for quite some time” said Gunn, a former Canadian National Amateur Champion. “He’s a very strong fighter, but he comes straight forward and gets hit with a ton of jabs. I know I can outbox this guy without a doubt.”
Gunn also hopes that Nakash’s post fight statements hold true.
“He told a number of media members after his victory that I’m the kind of guy he is looking to fight, but actions speak louder than words. I am ready to fight, but is he? Documentation beats conversation seven days a week Ran, sign the contract and let’s do this!”