As their showdown nears to determine the WBF cruiserweight title, Bobby Gunn boldly offered Roy Jones Jr. via twitter the opportunity to make their fight a winner take all bout.
Gunn wrote yesterday, “Happy Birthday Roy. Fair play to you. God bless you, look forward to seeing you on February 17. Do you fancy winner take all?”
Former IBA title holder Gunn was contacted shortly after the buzz over the tweet spread throughout the boxing world.
“This was not a publicity move, I am going into this fight with one purpose, and that is to put Roy on his back,” said Gunn. “Roy has said his intentions are the same, so if he has the confidence to back it up, let’s put our total purse on the line to the victor.”
In weeks leading up to the fight Gunn has expressed that this has been one of the best training camps of his career, and February 17 he is adamant about adding the WBF world cruiserweight belt to his hardware collection.
Last week undefeated world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury put up a video that went viral in which he predicts his good friend Bobby Gunn not only is victorious over Jones Jr. but knocks him out.
The buzz for this matchup has been growing for nearly a decade, and despite it falling through on two occasions, both pugilists are preparing for an epic showdown that will leave boxing fans around the world on the edge of their seat.
“Bobby is a heavy hitter who is going to come at me and look for the knockout,” said Jones. “I am training for this fight like I did for my first championship fight. He’s a former world champion too and bare knuckle boxing champion so he knows how to win, so I know I have to train and do what I’ve done in the past to get the W.”
Gunn vs. Jones Jr. features an action packed undercard leading up to two former world champions throwing hands to determine who the better man is.
The event is being held February 17 at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware and will be televised. For tickets visit www.firststatefights.com.