November 28th, 2011 – Canada based, Romanian fighter and WBC SILVER Championship welterweight challenger JO JO DAN will be released on Tuesday, November 29th, from the UNIVERSITY Hospital in Trabzon, Turkey. On Sunday, surgeons successfully repaired his broken jaw suffered Saturday night in the 2nd round of his close 12 rounds UD loss (113-112, 113-112, 115-111) to SELCUK AYDIN.
Our brave boxer fought a very competitive, action packed thrilling bout in front of 5000 mostly local fans of current WBC SILVER Champion, SELCUK AYDIN (Turkey).
Although speech was difficult, JO JO DAN was able to say today: “If the jaw break hadn’t happened, I would have defeated AYDIN. I was immediately aware of my injury but I felt I could continue and win the fight anyway. The official scores proved me wrong but I certainly came close”.
JO JO DAN will fly to Romania on Wednesday, November 30th for a well deserved vacation with his family. He is scheduled to land in Bucharest at 18:30 on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul.
Chris Ganescu of GANKOR PROMOTIONS: “JO JO will certainly be out of action for an extended period. I think that he can start light fitness training again at the beginning of January 2012…and in three or four months he will certainly be well enough to begin selected light boxing training. I am proud of his gladiator performance. He will be back! “
Gunn Ready To Go To Battle This Thursday
While the rest of the world will be welcoming December and the upcoming holiday season this Thursday, Bobby Gunn will have his mind focused on one thing. and one thing only—defending his world heavyweight bareknuckle boxing title.
At an undisclosed location outside of Philadelphia this December 1, reigning BKB champ Gunn will be facing Ernest Jackson, a bodyguard and well known fighter on the underground bareknuckle boxing circuit.
This is Gunn’s first title defense since claiming the vacant belt—previously held by John L. Sullivan in 1887—this past summer, and he anticipates being put to the test.
“I thank Ernest Jackson and his team for stepping forward with a legit, formidable offer with the finances to back it up,” says Gunn. “From what I’ve heard about Ernest Jackson, he is a tough bareknuckle fighter. He has a record of 30-0 with 30 KO’s, so I expect it to be a good fight.”
“Sharks are born into hunting and Bobby Gunn was born into fighting,” said Gunn. “Come Thursday I will be ready to go out and do what I have to do.”
Although the fight will not be aired live, it will be available shortly thereafter by visiting www.ibkba.com.
Ricardo Williams Prepares For USBA Championship Bout
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 28) – Ricardo Williams has endured throughout the good and bad times. But now, he believes he has a chance to finally achieve the goals he set out to accomplish back when he fought for his country in the 2000 Olympics, winning a silver medal in the process.
Now it all comes down to the next obstacle in his way, a battle that takes place on December 15. “Slicky Ricky,” as the Cincinnati, OH native is referred to, will be fighting the champion, Carson Jones, for the USBA welterweight championship.
Williams (19-2, 10 KOs), who came up on the wrong end of two decisions in his first 13 fights, while seeing his career completely fall apart in front of him, has reemerged with a new and bright attitude after a three year forced hiatus from the sport. Now, with ten consecutive wins, Williams is fighting for his first professional title at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
“I’m actually feeling like I’m ahead of schedule,” said a pleased Williams. “I’m just thankful for having God in my life and the team I have behind me. Everything is in front of me to succeed and now its up to me. A win against Jones gets me to a world championship fight and to the next level.
Jones (32-8-2, 22 KOs) likes the idea of fighting someone with a name. “I am very familiar with Ricardo from his days being an Olympian to the bumps in his professional career. I’ve scored six straight knockouts and I don’t see Williams giving me any trouble at all. This fight will not be going the distance.”
Fighting for a title “means everything to me,” Williams says. “This is something I’ve been looking forward to my whole life. I’m extremely confident in my skills, and also in my father and other coaches to study Jones and formulate a game plan. Then all I need to do is execute it.”