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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

Nickel unable to Capture Vacant IBA Title!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on August 22, 2005 by Champ

Cravens Etches out Ecsh…Again!

Capital Gym, Bejing, China – Southaven, MS, female boxer, Cristy Nickel was unable to capture the vacant IBA Light Middleweight Title over Kim Connors ( incorrectly reported that Miriam Brakache defeated Nickel as she was originally slated to face Nickel), in her first title bid. It was Nickel’s first 10 rounder as well. Nickel’s last victory was a split decision over Brakache at Fitzgerald’s Casino in Tunica, MS (1/22/05). This was NIckel’s second consecutive heartbreaking loss to Connors.

In Heavyweight action, Eric “Butterbean” Esch” tried to topple, Ellisville, MS’s, Kenny Craven in a rematch but was once again handed a unanimous decision loss at the hands of Craven. All three judges saw the bout 39-37 for Cravens. Butterbean and Cravens fought in May ’05 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, MS where Cravens was the victor by majority decision.


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