What’s Next For Bobby Gunn?

Still A Few Bullets Left In The Gunn

Following last Saturday’s loss to James Toney for the IBU Heavyweight Title, Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn thought long and hard what the next move of his career would be.

After thoroughly discussing options with his team, Gunn has announced that he will be dropping down to light heavyweight and will be seeking the WBU title by summertime.

“I spoke with my family, friends and team about how to proceed moving forward, and although retirement was brought up, I couldn’t bring myself to accept that my career inside the ring is over,” said Gunn.  “I feel that the light heavyweight division is the best for me right now, and once my hand is healed we are going to begin a strong training camp to get me ready.”

Gunn (21-5, 18 KO) fought at heavyweight against Toney for the first time in his career last Saturday, and lost via TKO after breaking his hand and being unable to continue past the fifth round.

A former IBA world cruiserweight champion, Gunn has fought wars in the ring; in addition to James Toney, Gunn has gone to battle with future hall of famer and former world champion Tomasz Adamek, amongst others. 

“I’ve never shied away from a fight my whole life,” said Gunn.  “When I was presented the fight against Toney—when everybody else ducked him—I graciously accepted it.  I am a fighter, and that’s what I do.  I believe with all my heart I have one more championship run left in me, and this summer I am going to capture a Light Heavyweight title.”

Team Gunn has been speaking with several promoters about bringing this fight to life, and Bobby Gunn is anxious to heal up and get back into the ring to avenge the heavyweight title loss.

At 38, Gunn is “old” in boxing sense, although throughout his career he has faced inactivity at times, and claims that he feels the best he ever has. 

“Going into the Toney fight I was in the best shape of my life.  My trainer Dominic Scibetta can get me down to light heavyweight the right way, and in a few months the boxing world is going to see a new Bobby Gunn.”

Gunn has established himself as a warrior, winning multiple championships inside the ring and the World Heavyweight BKB Title outside of it.  Fighting is what he knows; he was born and bred to go to war.  He brings excitement and passion into the ring each time he steps between the ropes, and boxing fans can expect fireworks when he makes his debut as a light heavyweight.