Roy Jones Jr. will soon face bare-knuckle boxer Bobby Gunn
Shopworn legend Roy Jones Jr. is tentatively slated to face “The Celtic Warrior" Bobby Gunn in December at a venue to be determined.
The 44-year-old Jones (56-8, 40 KOs) most recently exited the ring in June 2012 as a split decision victor against Paweł Głażewski.
Junior has collected crowns in four weight classes and was named the 1990s “Fighter of the Decade.”
Jones’ peak moment as a pro likely occurred in March 2003 when he became the first middleweight champion to capture a heavyweight belt in more than 100 years by outscoring John Ruiz.
Unfortunately, Jones has recently suffered brutal knockouts and is a substandard 7-7 over his past 14 paydays.
Conversely, Gunn (21-5-1, 18 KOs) hasn’t fought since failing to answer the bell for the sixth round versus James Toney in April 2012.
Competing in more than 60 bare-knuckle bouts, Gunn is a badass bruiser with cement fists.
“I can promise that it will be a matchup of excitement comparable to what fans witnessed when Gatti and Ward met in Atlantic City,” said Gunn, 40, a Canadian who also surrendered to Tomasz Adamek in July 2009. “I have no doubt that we will put on a show for fight fans worldwide.”
Considered one of the premier pound-for-pound prizefighters ever, Jones is now a graying liability who needs to be prevented from boxing.
Although the six-time world titlist would have badly outclassed Gunn in his prime, it’s impossible to presently have any confidence in Jones.
Hence, “I have no doubt that” there shouldn’t be a favorite whenever the great Roy Jones Jr. battles the middling Bobby Gunn.
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