Bobby Gunn To Fight Ernest Jackson on Dec. 1
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Tuesday, 15 November 2011 10:49|
Gunn Puts Bareknuckle Title On Line December 1 In Philadelphia
Team Gunn announced today that bareknuckle heavyweight champion of the world Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn will fight Ernest Jackson on December 1 in Philadelphia. This will be Gunn’s first title defense since beating Richard Stewart in Arizona this summer. Jackson is a former bodyguard and a well-known bareknuckle fighter, but Gunn expects to make easy work of the younger fighter.
“Ernest Jackson came to me and challenged me for my title,” said Bobby Gunn. “This is a business where money talks and he brought the money to the table and the intent to fight. He will be a good tune-up fight in preparation for my fight with James Quinn in February.”
Gunn is a former IBA world cruiserweight champion and a bareknuckle fighter with an unblemished record of 65-0. He has established himself as a legendary bareknuckle fighter, and upon having the chance to fight for the vacant world title, he jumped on the opportunity.
“I left boxing because of the corruption and politics surrounding the sport,” said Gunn. “Bareknuckle fighting has been a part of my life since I was a kid, and I believe the sport will take off and become as mainstream as gloved boxing and MMA. With the reemergence of bareknuckle fighting, we have a chance to start with a fresh slate and make it a clean sport from the beginning.”
Since his fight in August Gunn has remained active as he patiently waited for an offer to come across. As discussions with Tank Abbott’s team fell through, Gunn became anxious to get back to business.
“I’m a fighter, and I been itching to get back in there,” said Gunn. “From what I have heard Jackson is a good fighter and a tough kid and I’m happy to give him a shot.”
Team Gunn stated that although the fight will not be televised live, it will be available online immediately following the bout.
The fight will take place at an undisclosed location and will be by invite only, but for more information on everything Team Gunn visit https://www.facebook.com/