I seem to attract fighters from the club circuits, in a purely platonic way you understand, but ever since I flippantly criticised Crawford Grimsley and was swiftly brought to task by Mrs Grimsley they’ve been congragating at my ‘virtual’ front door. My recent commentary on Bobby Gunn has attracted attention from past opponents, fans and managers. The latest? Former foe Jeff Holcomb is desperate for a rematch.The two met in 2005, Gunn prevailing by technical knockout in the 5th round. Holcomb has a different slant on the fight and is eager to generate interest in a rematch to straighten out the injustice he feels is perpetrated by Gunn’s revisionist version of events. Commenting on the Bobby Gunn Reloads piece I wrote last week, Jeff is almost as daming as Gunn’s former manager Joe Mack in his assessment of Gunn.
“Not only is Gunn a weak fighter, he misrepresents his past bouts in my opinion and fights only those he thinks he can beat. I lost to Gunn on an injury. The fight was stopped while I was standing and ahead on points due to a documented back injury. Gunn calls that a brutal K O. He probably thinks he should have won the WBO title and claims that it was an imposter laying on the canvas. The only brutal KO that I’ve seen lately was Gunn looking up at Enzo wondering what happened.”
Ouch. Holcomb, 11-5 continues,
“If Gunn wants a match I will give him a free one, just for another chance at him. What do you say Gunn?
Call me. Cell (number supplied)”