(JULY 16) 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, the 36 year old Gunn acknowledges he's in the final
chapter of his career and is only interested in facing world rated
"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!"