Hackensack, NJ (October 17, 2013) – Former IBA, WBC USNBC and WBA NABA cruiserweight titlist Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn will have a career defining opportunity when he meets former pound for pound king Roy Jones Jr. in December in Pennsylvania.
Gunn, who sports a professional ledger of 21-5-1 with 18 wins by knockout, fought James Toney and Tomasz Adamek in his last two bouts but came up short both times. A legendary bare knuckle boxer whose bouts have been viewed more than 600,000 times on YouTube, Gunn also won other cruiserweight belts and was rated in the top 10 by the WBA and WBC. The heavy-handed New Jersey based Canadian was on the verge of retiring but had interest in fighting Jones Jr. for a number of years.
“I’ve wanted a match up with Roy for quite some time but it never worked out for a number of reasons,” stated Gunn. “We’ve been working on this for awhile and I wasn’t sure if it was ever going to happen but I’m glad it will. People can say what they want about Roy and I at this stage but this is an extremely important fight. The winner will take a huge step forward and the loser is at the end of the road.”
One of the greatest fighters in boxing history, Roy Jones Jr. is one of the few boxers of any era that truly doesn’t need an introduction. In 64 professional bouts, Jones Jr. is an outstanding 56-8 with 40 wins by way of knockout. The former middleweight, undisputed light heavyweight and heavyweight titleholder has wins over boxing greats Bernard Hopkins, Felix Trinidad, the aforementioned Toney and Hall of Famer Virgil Hill amongst others. In his most recent bout, Jones Jr. traveled to Poland and topped unbeaten hometown favorite Pawel Glazewski.
Jones Jr.-Gunn is scheduled for 12 rounds in the cruiserweight division. The card is promoted by Jones Jr’s Square Ring Promotions and the exact date and location along with undercard bouts will be announced shortly.
ONEIDA NATION HOMELANDS (October 17, 2013) For the fifth time in 2013, Turning Stone Resort Casino will host nationally televised professional boxing, as NBC's Fight Night will originate, live, in the afternoon, Saturday, November 16 from the Turning Stone Event Center.
Tickets range from $25 to $70 and are on sale now at the Turning Stone box office, by calling (315) 361-7469, or Click Here to Purchase Tickets for Nov 16 Adamek vs Glazkov Fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, NY.
Presented by Main Events and co-promoted by Ziggy Promotions and Pushka, the feature bout will be a heavyweight matchup, as Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, (49-2, 29 KOs), will take on Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, (15-0-1, 11 KOs). Doors will open at 11:30 AM ET, First Fight at 12:30 PM ET.
The veteran Adamek, a native of Poland who makes his home in Jersey City, NJ, will put his IBF North American Heavyweight belt on the line in this 12-round battle, against up and coming Ukrainian, Glazkokov. The IBF has designated this bout as a heavyweight voluntary eliminator fight for the #2 position in the rankings.
The event will mark the first time NBC has produced a televised boxing event at Turning Stone. The NBC broadcast will begin at 2:30 PM ET. The undercard will be announced soon, and all bouts are subject to change.
The World Boxing Council (“WBC”) regrets to announce that it has requested all the promoters and participants associated with the World Cup of Boxing to postpone the tournament effective immediately.
The tournament has long been the dream of our President Jose Sulaimán, and the WBC decided to make this extraordinary request as a sign of respect and solidarity for his current medical condition, as he recovers from his very recent heart surgery.
President Sulaimán worked tirelessly for several years in bringing the World Cup to its inception, and for him not to be part of this historic event would be unfair to his efforts, and to the family and friends who love and support him during his recovery.
The postponement would allow our President to be involved in all the activities of the tournament, which he had so passionately dedicated toward its implementation, with the support of the WBC's 10 Continental federations.
All our efforts in the WBC will be concentrated in the successful recuperation of Jose Sulaimán, who is presently recovering at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
The WBC anticipates at this time that the World Cup will begin once again in March or April 2014, and will be in communication with all parties.