Bobby Gunn Final Interview: I’ll Knockout Roy Jones Jr. Friday Night Three Times!

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In a brief final interview before final training preparations for his vacant 12 round World Boxing Foundation World cruiserweight championship bout with Roy Jones Jr., veteran Bobby Gunn put it all on the table, what he is going to do with Roy Jones Jr. when he steps in the ring with him on February 17, 2017, in the main event of a bout card at Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

Gunn, 21-6-1 with 18 knockouts, Hackensack, New Jersey, age 43, and Jones, the multi division world champion who is 64-9 with 46 knockouts, Pensacola, Florida, who turned 48 last month, are heading towards a soul explosion. Either it’s a 12 round technical war of stamina and attrition between two well-trained old veteran warriors, or somebody is certainly going to get knocked out. For Gunn, it’s both an honor and it’s personal for the opportunity to fight the legendary Jones, who was supposed to fight him several times in bouts which fell through for one reason or another. Now, Jones is being a gentleman and giving Gunn the opportunity. Some feel Bobby Gunn may be pushing his luck. Gunn doesn’t, and thinks he will knock old Roy out. Roy intends to knock Gunn out.

Who will win?

Robert Brizel: “Quick (final) interview Bobby. Will you knock out Roy Jones Jr. this Friday night? Will you knock Roy out? Your prediction.”

Bobby Gunn: “(I will knock Roy Jones Jr. out) Three times.”

Robert Brizel: “How many rounds do you think your bout with Roy Jones Jr. will last?”

Bobby Gunn: “Now, the first time we (Roy and I) were schedule to fight 10 years ago, that fight fell apart. The second one was three years ago (we were scheduled to fight yet again). Roy pulled out a week before the fight. The third time is a charm. I am expecting a great fight! I’m expecting Roy to really come out, and show what he’s all about. I have been training for a long time, and I believe the good Lord has ‘Save The Best for Last’. At the end of our careers, we are going to go out with a bang. It is about legacy. I’m coming to pay my heart out Friday night. I will fight my heart out with everything inside me. I’m going to give Roy Jones everything I have. If everything goes good as planned, I will do the business.”

Robert Brizel: “Do you think Roy was ducking you before, or it’s just (about) money for him?”

Bobby Gunn: “Roy is all about money. He’s a businessman. If it makes money, it makes sense. It’s called prizefighting. There has to be a prize for that to happen. I have fought some of the best fighters in the world. I have fought legends. I believe Roy is the number one guy on my list, and the most prestigious all-time great. It is an honor to share the ring with him!”

Robert Brizel: “Best wishes and all the best Bobby. Best wishes with your final training preparations. I know you will put it all on the table.”

Robert Brizel’s education on the courage of a fighter who never quits is seen in Bobby Gunn’s courageous comeback attempt against Roy Jones Jr…..READ MORE

Robert Brizel
Robert Brizel
A native of New York’s Catskill Mountains, long a haven to boxers in training, New York City educator and sports writer Robert Brizel holds five university degrees in the education field, and has been writing about boxing since 1975. Robert has been an internet only boxing writer and photographer since 2008, and previously wrote for Saddoboxing. An old school writer rare in that he writes and takes his own boxing photos simultaneously, he seeks out different angles to create original stories. Robert is a frequent sight reporting boxing events in Atlantic City Casinos and New York City. Now expanding his writing to add MMA. Married with a daughter. A sharp dresser, Robert’s electric personality brings class and to events he covers. The only active boxing writer today licensed as a boxing manager and corner man, Robert works the corner in New York and New Jersey on occasion, adding a unique perspective and dimension to his perceptions of the fight game today. Also a trained vocalist who performed on the Catskill hotel nightclub stage for a decade as a child
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