Sunday night when rising prospect Bobby Gunn Jr steps into the ring to do battle against former World Title Challenger Mike Miranda, he will be fighting for more than simply keeping his undefeated record in check; he will be throwing hands to capture the illustrious WBC FECARBOX Super Middleweight Title and WBA Fedelatin Super Middleweight Title.
At the young age of 20, Gunn Jr has already made a name for himself in the division with a record of 8-0 with 6 KO.
Veteran Mike Miranda (44-6, 40 KO) will be standing across from Gunn Jr and undoubtedly will be ready to secure himself another piece of hardware.
“This fight is a dream come true, and I thank God for the opportunity,” said Gunn Jr. “Winning this belt will move me closer to getting a shot at the world title. I am blessed with all of the support I’m receiving from friends and family, and especially Scott Burt, President of the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame. I brought Scott on the team as a co-advisor because of his invaluable business knowledge and experience as a fight historian. He will be a true asset to everything we plan on going forward. Also I’d like to give a big thanks to my team including Matt and Jenn Woods. They are all such a pivotal part of making our team a success.”
With a win Gunn Jr can soar through the rankings and make himself closer to the world title fights, but he first must get past a gamed opponent in Miranda.
The action will take place at the Mountaineer Casino in New Cumberland, West Virginia, this Sunday, September 3.
Luke Jones warms up for his appearance on BCB’s ‘Midlands Boxing Super Series: The Super Featherweights’ with a four round contest against Andy Harris at Walsall FC on Friday evening writes Michael Beardmore.
The 23-year-old is one of eight boxers picked to be part of the exciting tournament to crown a new Midlands Area Super Featherweight Champion.
Jones, who has a W3 D1 L1 record from five fights, has been paired against Leicester’s Joe Ducker, in the first round on Sunday, 15th October at Walsall Town Hall. However, before that quarter final contest, the Chasetown pugilist steps in with Gloucester’s Harris on BCB Promotions’ ‘On The Edge’ show in the Stadium Suite this weekend.
“Being involved in the tournament is a chance I wanted to grab with both hands,” he told the Lichfield Mercury. “It’s a brilliant idea and I’m buzzing to be given the opportunity.
“Going into it, I think I will be one of the underdogs but I think that can be a good thing. I really fancy doing well.
“There’s eight of us in the tournament and I think every one of us will think we can win it.
“One of the advantages I’ve got is that I’m fighting again before the tournament so that could give me an edge in terms of sharpness.
“Andy Harris is a seasoned pro so I won’t be looking past him even though I’m excited about the tournament to come.”
With the likes of former Midlands champion Paul Holt and Manny Zaber, who boasts a 10-1 record, also in the tournament, Jones knows the standard is ultra-high.
But he believes that will bring out the best in him and he plans on going under the radar to come out on top.
“We had the press launch at the Grosvenor Casino in Walsall with all the fighters and there was quite a bit of respect between all of us.
“That was nice as sometimes with the publicity you get people being a bit cocky but I think we will all be grafting hard and the best man will win. I’ll be focussing on Joe Ducker as soon as Friday night is over. For the time being, my sole focus is Andy Harris.”
BCB Promotions’ ‘On The Edge’ show takes place on Friday, 1st September at the Banks’s Stadium. Tickets cost £35 for standard unreserved seating (£40 on the door) or £60 for VIP with buffet. Call 01922 651414/416 to book tickets for the event.
The aftershow party will be held at Grosvenor Casino in Walsall (Bentley Mill Way, WS2 0LE, just off junction 10 of the M6).