Bobby Gunn

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Bobby Gunn
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Celtic Warrior
Weight(s)Cruiserweight
NationalityCanadian
Born (1973-12-25) December 25, 1973 (age 45)
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights32
Wins23
Wins by KO20
Losses7
Draws1
No contests1

Bobby Gunn (born December 25, 1973) is a Canadian professional boxer and undefeated bareknuckle boxer.

Career[edit]

Gunn was born on December 25, 1973 in Ontario, Canada into an Irish Traveller family from the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Gunn would make a name for himself in the Canadian amateur scene. He had a successful amateur career that spanned seven years. Gunn made his professional boxing debut on April 28, 1989 Tucson, Arizona, winning by unanimous decision over Richard Palmer. In his third pro bout, Gunn stopped future titlist Quirino Garcia in the third round. He would go on to win eight of his next ten fights, before an 11-year hiatus from professional boxing, although he did compete in more than 60 bare-knuckle bouts.

He resurfaced in 2004 and knocked out four straight foes before competing in one of the most notorious matches of the last decade. Gunn came back in 2017 in a fight against Roy Jones Jr but was stopped in the eighth round.

Gunn Fires Back[edit]

Gunn then put together a solid six-bout unbeaten streak, including a third round stoppage in a rematch against Gross, where he won three different titles. He once again found himself in the limelight on July 11, 2009 when he challenged Ring Magazine and International Boxing Federation champion Tomasz Adamek. Although he was a big underdog against the pound for pound rated Adamek, Gunn hung in tough and had moments of success, but his night was once again cut short. Although the referee admitted after the bout he would have let him continue, ringside physician decided Gunn had taken too many clean punches and stopped the bout following the fourth round.

Professional boxing record[edit]

21 Wins (18 knockouts, 3 decisions), 7 Losses (5 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw, 1 No Contest [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 21-7-1-1 United States Roy Jones Jr. TKO 8 02/17/2017 United States Chase Center, Wilmington, Delaware WBF World Cruiserweight Title
Loss 21-6-1-1 Jamaica Glen Johnson UD 8 18/12/2013 United States Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Loss 21-5-1-1 United States James Toney RTD 5 07/04/2012 United States Lander's Center, Southaven, Mississippi IBU World Heavyweight Title. Gunn did not come out for the sixth round.
Loss 21-4-1-1 Poland Tomasz Adamek RTD 4 11/07/2009 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Gunn did not come out for the fifth round.
Win 21-3-1-1 United States Brad Gregory TKO 4 25/02/2009 United States Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, New Jersey WBC USNBC/WBA NABA Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:14 of the fourth round.
Win 20-3-1-1 United States Shelby Gross TKO 3 20/11/2008 United States Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona WBC USNBC/IBC Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 3:02 of the third round.
Win 19-3-1-1 United States "Jammin" James Morrow TKO 5 12/07/2008 United States Bernie Robbins Stadium, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBC Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:17 of the fifth round.
Draw 18-3-1-1 United States Cory Phelps PTS 6 22/03/2008 United States Fort McDowell Casino, Fountain Hills, Arizona 58-56, 56-58, 57-57.
Win 18-3-0-1 United States Benito Fernandez KO 2 25/08/2007 United States Robert E. Lee High School, Springfield, Virginia
Win 17-3-0-1 United States Elija Dickens RTD 1 09/06/2007 United States ABC Sports Complex, Springfield, Virginia Dickens did not come out for the second round.
Loss 16-3-0-1 Wales Enzo Maccarinelli TKO 1 07/04/2007 Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff WBO World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:35 of the first round.
Win 16-2-0-1 United States Shannon Landberg TKO 7 16/09/2006 United States LCO Casino, Hayward, Wisconsin IBA World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:36 of the seventh round.
No Contest 15-2-0-1 United States Shelby Gross NC 2 31/03/2006 United States Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee IBA World Cruiserweight Title. Referee awarded gross a TKO victory after he knocked Gunn down and continued to punch him. Decision was vacated after Gross also failed a drug test after the bout.
Win 15-2 United States Jimmy Garrett KO 1 06/12/2005 United States Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis, Tennessee
Win 14-2 United States Jeff Holcomb TKO 5 02/06/2005 United States Tennessee State Fairgrounds arena, Nashville, Tennessee Referee stopped the bout at 0:41 of the fifth round.
Win 13-2 United States Earl Kirkendall TKO 1 25/02/2005 United States Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee Referee stopped the bout at 1:33 of the first round.
Win 12-2 United States Leon Hinnant TKO 1 11/12/2004 United States Greensboro, North Carolina Referee stopped the bout at 2:33 of the first round.
Win 11-2 Rafael Reyes KO 1 26/03/1993 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Win 10-2 Mexico Martin Lopez KO 1 19/12/1992 Mexico La Paz, Baja California Sur
Loss 9-2 United States James Rivas PTS 4 12/06/1992 United States Casa Grande, Arizona
Win 9-1 Sergio Garcia KO 1 24/03/1992 Mexico Palenque del Hippodromo, Tijuana, Baja California
Loss 8-1 Sergio Garcia TKO 2 16/08/1991 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 8-0 Gary Chavez TKO 1 12/03/1991 United States Phoenix, Arizona
Win 7-0 United States Jose Cataneo PTS 6 18/12/1990 United States Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
Win 6-0 United States Alberto Garcia TKO 3 14/11/1990 United States Phoenix, Arizona
Win 5-0 United States Ty Horne TKO 4 02/11/1990 United States Phoenix, Arizona
Win 4-0 United States Troy Standley TKO 1 28/09/1990 United States Tucson, Arizona
Win 3-0 Mexico Quirino Garcia TKO 3 27/04/1990 United States Tucson, Arizona
Win 2-0 Jerry Booth PTS 4 07/07/1990 United States Tucson, Arizona
Win 1-0 Richard Palma PTS 4 28/04/1989 United States Tucson, Arizona

Return to bare-knuckle boxing[edit]

On Friday, August 5, 2011 Gunn fought Richard Stewart in the first sanctioned bareknuckle boxing match since 1999.[1][2] Gunn defeated Stewart with a KO in round 3, winning the vacant heavyweight bareknuckle boxing title. Four months later, Gunn defended his bareknuckle crown, stopping Ernest Jackson in less than nine minutes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mastro, Tim (13 August 2011), "Fistful of Danger", The News Journal
  2. ^ Bonner, Stayton Bobby Gunn's Battle to Bring Bare-Knuckle Fighting Out of the Underground Rolling Stone. May 21, 2016

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