Gunn Looking to Overthrow Castro

GunnDo you see what I did there? Love him or hate him, plucky pug Bobby Gunn is proving hard to ignore since his crushing defeat to Enzo Maccarinelli earlier this year. Eager publicity agent, Knockout Publicity, capitalised on the usually, fleeting profile afforded to challengers plucked from obscurity to contend WBO belts. People laughed at claims he was the most ferocious fighter since Jack Dempsey, and while I concede mentioning Gunn’s name in the same sentence as the Manassa Mauler pains me, I can’t help featuring updates for the Light-Heavyweight from Hackensack. Jorge Castro is next in his sights.

This latest installment features Gunn’s pursuit of veteran Jorge Fernando Castro, the 40 year old Argentinean with an incredible 130-11-3 professional record. A unfathomable achievement across 5 divisions. Add a 2005 crash that left Castro with a collapsed lung and broken ribs, injuries he subsequently overcame to fight again; losing and avenging in two fights with Jose Luis Herrera, and the depth of Castro’s resolve and love of boxing is evident. He’s variously shared a ring with Duran, Norris, Jones Jnr., Jirov, Gomez, Reggie Johnson and John David Jackson. Even at 40, one would suspect he’d know too much for Bobby Gunn.

Matching Gunn has proven harder than posting press releases. As late notice opponents with 0-5 and 19-14 records had to suffice in his two victories since the Maccarinelli fight. The most notable target being former Light-Heavyweight king and star of Rocky Balboa, Antonio Tarver. Tarver opted for George Blades instead. Now it seems Castro is the target, beyond another engagement pencilled in for December 7th.

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PRESS RELEASE

Bobby Gunn To Fight December 7th in Atlanta

For Immediate Release

Former IBA Champion and World ranked Cruiserweight Bobby Gunn 18-3 {15 KO’s} will attempt to continue his winning streak on December 7th at Club Europe in Atlanta , Georgia . Gunn is excited about his first trip to the Peach State and hopes to get another major fight in the near future.

“I was originally scheduled to fight November 17th in Virginia on another Han Kim card. The fight fell through because of certain people who sent the promoter bad checks. There were also a lot of empty promises which forced the cancellation of the show. However, real fighters fight and that’s why I’m quickly moving on”, said the WBO title challenger.

“Hopefully, I will get to fight Jorge Fernando Castro and that would be in early 2008. In the mean time, I am looking to make a bang in the state of Georgia on December 7th. There is a chance I’ll be fighting for a title in this fight”.

Gunn was also upset that George Blades will be given a nationally televised shot at Antonio Tarver on December 1st while he was lobbying for the fight.

“Styles make fights and this is unfair to the Showtime Network and boxing fans. Tarver and I would have made a great fight. I would love to fight Antonio in the future making 175 is no problem” said the hard punching Canadian.

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Oliver says:

    “Gunn was also upset that George Blades will be given a nationally televised shot at Antonio Tarver on December 1st while he was lobbying for the fight.”

    The mind boggles as to how the TV networks could ignore Gunn after his awesome and need I say unlucky world title challenge.

  2. David Payne says:

    I know, I know.

  3. bobby gunn says:

    hi mr.payne i know enzo looking for a opponet i will fight him in a 10 round non title fight winner take all with a referee that lets 2 man fight and doesnt stop a fight of the first site of little blood see you are forgetting enzo big mack and french fries never knocked me down i could of took what he was giving round arfter round comme to new york mr.payne and watch the sparring in the gyms and they are tuffer and alot more entertaning then the uk fights this club fighter who had 260 amateur fights and 11 time national champion and is 18.3.15 kos is asking you to call frank warren and uk media and im saying just like the old gypsy bare knuckle winner take all i swear i will pay my own plane ticket to fight that over rated club fighter and tall drink of water enzo your pal the gunn

  4. Khaosai-Galaxy says:

    I’ve been a big fan of Bobby’s ever since he did the disco at my sisters 14th birthday party.

    He took more sausage rolls than we anticipated, but it was a good doo.

  5. mike normile says:

    i am an american boxing fan thats sick of hearing how bobby gunn was not worthy to be in the ring with enzo joke maccarinelli gunn took the fight on short notice for little pay in front of thirty thousand holigans he never had a chance from the start in the dressing room a promotor tried to steal his purse the referee did not like gunn from a prevouse fight he was hand picked and when he finally got in the ring the fight was stopped without a knockdown he didnt have a chance iwatched this fight many times before they took it off utube it was a farse what a way to treat a man that held a world title and he had nothing but good to say about the whole experenze bobby gunn you were screwed you are a class act dont let this discourge you you will go out and win another championship in america were boxing is real and they dont stop championship fights for little cuts on the nose iwould love to see you fight enzo joke maccarinelli in america where boxing is real you showed a lot of guts fighting in his back yard and was treated terrible and still reamained a gentleman ibecame a bobby gunn that night ihope that if maccarinelli ever fights in america he will have a fair chance bobby gunn didnt

  6. Khaosai-Galaxy says:

    The above has to be a joke…..

  7. David Payne says:

    K-G,

    There are several readers just like him.

    Mike,

    I’d just like to take you on the point about 30,000 hooligans, not sure what the behaviour was like of the fans present but I think Enzo was the only guy hitting Bobby at will.

    Bobby Gunn is a game fella, kept coming and wanted to continue but whether it was premature or not, he was saved from an absolute shellaking. Not matter how many comments I receive about how unjust the stoppage was, let history record that Gunn was being battered, it was a mismatch and while I have nothing but respect for Gunn, he shouldn’t have been in the ring with a guy significantly, heavier, taller, stronger and talented.

    That isn’t to say I wouldn’t like to see Gunn prosper or back in the ring in the UK, just not at elite Cruiswerweight level. He doesn’t belong there.

    And just to clarify, it was Gunn’s OWN promoter who tried to take the money from him. Although this hasn’t, technically, been proven. It certainly wasn’t the show promoter, Sports Network.

    Regards

  8. bobby gunn says:

    hi mr payne i appreceate all the attention u have given me but your opion of me of who i fight and how i fight doesnt me a real hole lot but u should get you fax striaght about a few things i have fought my whole life i had over 200 amateur fights and won many national titles and i was world ranked by wbc and i was ranked 15 in wbo for 6 mounths before i fought enzo i wasnt pulled out of nowear to fight him i called frank warren constanley to make fight i can fight any fighter in world and have no dought that i could so but sometimes your remarks to me makes me feel that u are a wee bet arastest cause i am a travler are u call me a gypsy because i had so many unsecationed fights u painted the piture of me as a club fighter but u are right about one thing my fight with enzo well go in the record books as a man who come to fight and lost but a man who stood againtst many .bobby gunn

  9. bobby gunn says:

    i am coming to enzo big mack fight i have a few things to do bobby gunn

  10. Phil Dunlap says:

    Whatever the circumstances behind the loss to Enzo Bobby is a quality fighter and a good guy.

    I have never understood the need to dump on someone after a loss. If you fight tough opponents you will win some and lose some, it is the nature of the game.

    I have seen Bobby in the gym he trains hard, and has one thing that will keep him in a lot of fights heart. His heart combined with his power I think will surprise a lot of people at light heavy. Cruiserweight he was giving up too much weight to fight the better guys

  11. mike normile says:

    we will see how good your british fighters are when when mayweather destroys hatten in america and is darnell wilson world class or is enzo just a chicken shit i cant wait for duddy to fight a real pavlik he will be knocked out within five rounds you dont know what world class is stay in your own little world if gunn was about to take a beating he should of been left to take it this was a championship fight and that is gunns stile of fighting what if theyed have stopped arturo gattis fights in the first round we would have missed a lot of fights of the yearyou keep believeing these british fighters are something you will see in the next year if they leave uk they will all be beat one at a time all your elite champions

  12. David Payne says:

    Mike.

    It isn’t whether a guy is black, blue, English or American. If a guy can flat out fight, he gets the thumbs up from me. I’m not xenophobic or overtly biased in compiling an opinion. I hope that comes through on these pages.

    The reason Bobby gets so much coverage on here began with a message of good luck I posted when he returned to action. I thought he showed guts versus Enzo and while I was fine with the stoppage, he was on his feet and game as they come.

    I just don’t think he belonged in that ring with that opponent that night.

    He’d be a handful for many at light-heavyweight, but cruiser is too big for him.

    Bobby,

    I’m not sure whether to dignify your accusation of racism with an answer. It just too ridiculous to respond to but I suppose I must. My assessment of your ability of a fighter is based on the Enzo fight and the YouTube coverage available, not your ethnicity. I’m disappointed you’ve sought to cloud the discussion with the race card.

    You were ranked by the WBO for six months before the Enzo fight? Is that really true?

    I’ll have to defer to your better knowledge of the facts on that one. And will seek to substantiate the facts you’ve set out.

  13. bobby gunn says:

    Thank you your pal bobby gunn ? p.s good luck enzo

  14. bobby gunn says:

    Hi mr.payne u ask if i was ranked by wb0 really ranked f0r the last 6 m0unths bef0re i f0ught enz0 u ask me this with a question mark as if im n0t telling the truth all u have t0 d0 is g0 t0 the wb0 web site and l00k up p0wer search 0n the ratings g0 t0 0ct0ber 2006 and u will see me at 15 in the world

  15. David Payne says:

    I’ve looked up the WBO rankings, and Bobby Gunn was in them from as far back as July 2006 at #15.

    So, technically, he wasn’t plucked from obscurity – apologies for that – however, his rise to the WBO top 15 is somewhat diluted by the fact it was preceded by a two round NC in March 2006 in which Bobby was decked three times and before that six months of inactivity.

    No questioning Bobby’s presence on the WBO rankings. But without wishing to seem like I’m persecuting him, the WBO’s motivation or criteria for his ascension to #15 is hard to fathom too?

    Did the ranking surprise you Bobby?

  16. bobby gunn says:

    N0 it never suprised me mr.payne watch the fight it says it all l0ng c0unts fake referee and f0ul bl0ws but saying that it was extieing and i g0t s0 much hype 0ut 0f that fight the wbc uses that fight vide0 on h0w n0t t0 refree fights see g0d w0rks in funny ways g0d bless u

  17. bobby gunn says:

    Mr.payne what ever happened t0 my pal henery whart0n he was a gypsy he was a hell 0f a fighter i used t0 have it but i l0st it w0uld u kn0w h0w i can get get back in t0uch with him

  18. tommy pie says:

    ok mike your obvviously a very upset bobby gunnfan and youyourself need 2 step in the ring if your so tuff you talk 2 much about something u no nothing about uk fighters r the best in the world hatton will come to america and slap 7 shades of shit ouuta mayweather

  19. willie small jr says:

    BOBBY GUNN IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD NO ONE HAS THE HART OR STRENTH OF BOBBY . BOBBY GUNN NEEDS TO BE MATCHED AGAINST ROY JONES JR I PREDICKT THAT BOBBY WOULD KNOCK JONES OUT IN 4 ……P.S I MEET ROY JONES JR IN CHICAGO WE STAYED AT THE SAME HOTEL FOR THE DAIZ-DAIZ FIGHT I ASKED JONES ABOUT BOBBY GUNN JONES SAID HE WOULD LOVE TO FIGHT BOBBY HE SAID THAT BOBBY IS ON HIS MAYBE LIST AFTER TITO SO I THINK JONES SHOULD MAKE IT A TO DO LIST IT WOULD BE WAY BIGGER THAN DAIZ-DAIZ I WOULD BET ALOT OF MONEY THAT IT WOULD SELL OUT ANYWHERE U PUT IT AT ANY TIME….(GUNN-JONES 07 FIGHT OF THE DECADE…….

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