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Spreading Bully Awareness

Posted in 2012, Boxing News, Press Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by Champ

Bobby Gunn Speaks Out

In recent years the bully epidemic amongst school kids and beyond has grown exponentially. As this problem continues to escalate on an international level, former IBA World Cruiserweight Champion and current BKB World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Gunn has stepped forward to address the issue.

“Bullying has become a disease that is slowly killing innocent kids,” said Gunn. “Parents, teachers and authoritative figures need to be proactive in spreading awareness on how bullying can be dealt with the right way to ensure it does not progress to a deadly level. Although bullying is a disease, it can be cured.”
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Posted in 2012, Boxing News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2012 by Champ


Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn makes his way to James “Lights Out” Toney During a heated moment in their press conference on Wednesday February 22 at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS. Photo By JD Meredith 

Things heated up Wednesday during a press conference for James Toney and Bobby Gunn’s upcoming April 7, 2012, IBA Heavyweight Title Fight at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS.

The tension began shortly after the first mention of Bobby Gunn as the Bare Knuckle Champion–at which Toney laughed loudly. (Gunn has been inactive from the squared circle since his title fight against Tomasz Adamek in September of 2009, a fight he lost due to a premature stoppage. Since, Gunn has stepped away from the gloved sport and has focused on the reemergence of bare knuckle boxing.) Continue reading

Thompson TKO’s Beck, By Michael Sheffield

Posted in Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by Champ

A sweltering New Daisy Theater on Beale Street provided the backdrop for ESPN’s Friday Night Fights Friday night.

The broadcast included an NABO Lightweight title fight that exceeded expectations and a main event featuring two up and coming heavyweights looking to take their careers to another level in front of a national audience. The undercard featured two former Olympians looking to establish their own young careers. Neither would disappoint against two out-classed opponents.

Heavyweights Tony Thompson (33-2 21 KOs) Owen Beck (29-4 20 KOs) would plod through 4 rounds of a scheduled 10 rounder with Thompson gaining an early advantage he would never relinquish.
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