OK, so it isn’t Ali v Frazier. But the war of words between Bobby Gunn, the former bare-knuckle brawler somehow plucked from obscurity to face Enzo Maccarinelli recently, and the rest of the world continues to entertain this writer. First, it was his former manager Joe Mack, then former foe Jeff Holcomb dropped by to leave his own vitriolic comments and a cell number. Today Bobby Gunn replied. Bobby left two comments in all, both can be viewed in context on the threads in question but in direct response to Jeff Holcomb’s request for a rematch, the veteran pug had this to say:
“Jeff, you’re a mid south punching bag. You are nothing. You were laying on the canvas in a pool of blood and you pissed your own pants in front of a crowd of people. If you’ll accept a fight versus me again it will be casted on youtube. Maybe of Joe Mac will manage you and put lies in your head then you’ll get robbed and fooled also. By the way, wheres your phone number fat boy? With your rocky balboa shorts, you are a total joke.”
In Jeff’s defence, he did leave a cell number, but with site traffic growing I didn’t want to broadcast his number. Bobby, if you want the number just drop me a line. Jeff seemed very eager.
Speaking on both Jeff’s challenge and the open letter I published from his former manager Joe Mack, Gunn is equally dismissive;
“First of all, Jeff Holcomb was no fight at all. He was a fat, pathetic man, who faked an injury and quit. he has no heart…just like the tin man. the promoter for that fight was Joe Mack, who never paid me a penny for that fight. As a matter of a fact, he stiffed me and promised to make good on it later on. Well, one thing I could tell you…is that he tried to steal 30,000$ behind my back 20 minutes before the fight with Enzo Mac. I respect the UK press &; i believe that Enzo will be an all time great Cruiserweight champion. The article that Joe put out, slandering my name, was first posted on Eastside boxing..then they pulled it off because it had nothing to do with boxing. I am shocked to see this article being posted on british press because you guys got so much class, I didnt think you would get caught up on this garbage. I will be back, I havent went no where, like me or dont like, whenever you mention my name…its great.”
True, I lifted the open letter from Eastside and true I should have more class. But it is proving a popular diversion among readers. Of course, Bobby is right. No such thing as bad publicity.
I think this story could run and run. No truth in the rumour Patrick Duffy is down for the role of Bobby in the film.