Gunn "To be honest, this is a way tougher fight"

Hackensack, NJ (December 5, 2013) - Hard hitting contender Bobby “The

Celtic Warrior” Gunn and 2004 Fighter of the Year Glen “The Road Warrior”

Johnson confirmed they’ll meet Wednesday, December 18 at the Sands Casino

in Bethlehem, PA.

 

Tickets for the XFE promoted “Celtic Warrior vs Road Warrior” are

available by going

tohttp://sandseventcenter.com/event/details/world-championship-boxing/ or

calling the Sands box office at 610-297-7400. The card is also available

on IPPV for just $14.99 and can be ordered by going to

http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Glen_Johnson_V_Bobby_Gunn/2139

 

A former IBA, WBC-USNBC and WBA-NABA cruiserweight champion, Gunn’s 21-5-1

as a professional with 18 wins coming by way of knockout. Born and raised

in Canada but based in Hackensack , NJ , the bare-knuckle boxing legend

was slated to face eight-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. Unfortunately,

Team Gunn received word that he would not be going through with the fight,

opening the door for Johnson in what has the potential to be the most

exciting cruiserweight fight of 2013.

 

“I know he’s a former champion with a great record and I respect him,”

Johnson said of Gunn. “He’s a natural cruiserweight and has fought some

big names. This is my first fight at cruiserweight and there’s definitely

some risk with doing that but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’ve

been working on some new stuff (in the gym) and I feel energized again. I

needed a break from boxing and now I feel like a new fighter. I’m looking

forward to the 18th and am excited about getting in the ring to show what

I still have.”

 

Globally recognized as one of the toughest fighters in boxing history and

for his willingness to fight in his opponents’ backyards, Johnson’s

professional record is a solid 52-18-2 with 36 knockouts. The Miami based

Jamaican took the boxing world by storm in 2004, viciously knocking out

the aforementioned Jones Jr. while topping world champions Clinton Woods

and Antonio Tarver. Since turning pro back in 1993, Johnson has one of the

most impressive resume’s in history, facing Bernard Hopkins, Jones Jr.,

Tarver (twice), Chad Dawson (twice), Carl Froch, Sven Ottke, Tavoris

Cloud, Lucian Bute and Silvio Branco amongst others. In 72 professional

fights spanning 500 rounds, Johnson’s only stoppage defeat came while he

was still on his feet against the legendary Hopkins.

 

“To be honest with you, this is a way tougher fight,” said Gunn, who

battled Enzo Maccarinelli, Tomasz Adamek and James Toney. “It’s been a

dream of mine to fight Roy Jones Jr as long as I can remember but he backed out

only a few weeks before fight night. I’m very thankful that Glen Johnson

accepted the bout on short notice. He’s fought everybody you can think of

and was on the wrong end of a lot of bad decisions. This is a very

dangerous fight for me but I’m a fighter and what fighters do is fight. I

know he’s never been knocked out before and was only stopped on his feet

once but he’s also never faced a solid cruiserweight. My goal is to end

the fight early and take my frustrations (over the Jones situation) out on

Johnson.”

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