Bobby Gunn is training his tail off, and waiting for a text from heaven.
Roy Jones (56-8), he says, has promised to fight him, and has told the New Jersey resident with a 21-5 record that he's ironing out site and payment issues. When that happens, the 39-year-old Gunn informs me Jones has said, a Jones-Gunn fight will be made.
One potential impediment...Gunn says that the rumor mill has ex middle and super middle champ Stevie Collins coming out of retirement---he last fought in 1997 (TKO3 win over Craig Cummings in Scotland)---to fight Jones.
Gunn maintains the 44-year-old Jones told him he's not doing a fight with the 49-year-old Dubliner.
"I pray to God Roy is a man of his word, and he comes through," Gunn said. "I couldn't carry his jockstrap in his time, but this is not his time. I have got more in my gas tank than he does. I'm being humble, but if this fight gets made, I'm going to knock Roy Jones out in three rounds."
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