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James Toney-Bobby Gunn For 4/7, Toney Back To Heavy

Former IBA Cruiserweight Champion Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn will be fighting current IBA World Heavyweight Champion James “Lights Out” Toney April 7 in a 12-round fight at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS.

Gunn (21-4, 18 KO) has been inactive from the squared circle since his title fight against Tomasz Adamek in September of 2009, a fight he lost due to a premature stoppage.  Since, Gunn has stepped away from the gloved sport and has focused on the reemergence of bare knuckle boxing.

Last summer Gunn claimed the World Heavyweight BKB Title when he defeated Richard Stewart by way of KO in the third round of the first sanctioned BKB fight in 123 years.
In recent weeks there has been much buzz about a potential cruiserweight “super fight” between Gunn and Roy Jones Jr., though nothing materialized  When presented the opportunity to fight Toney for the heavyweight title, Gunn quickly accepted the offer.

“It is an honor for me to have the chance to fight for such a prestigious title,” said Gunn.  “I have worked my whole life to get a shot like this, and I know that James and I will put on a heavyweight fight that will bring the excitement back to a division that badly needs it.”

This fight is more than another title fight.  It is historic in that it is the first time a World Heavyweight BKB Champion will fight a World Heavyweight Boxing Champion; if Bobby wins, he will be the first fighter to hold both belts concurrently.

Also with a win Bobby Gunn will join the likes of fellow IBA World champions, including Arturo Gatti, Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosely, Roy Jones Jr., amongst several others.
Toney (73-7, 44 KO) won the vacant IBA Heavyweight title in 2008, and is a multiple world champion, winning fights over Evander Holyfield, Hasim Rahman and John Ruiz, to name a few.

“James Toney is a great champion, and a very tough fighter,” said Gunn.  “I have waited for this chance my whole life.  This is my dream come true, to fight for the world heavyweight championship.  I am ready for war; to beat me, James Toney will have to kill me."

Tickets for this exciting eight bout card featuring James Toney vs Bobby Gunn for the IBA Heavyweight Championship of the World go on sale Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00 AM and can be purchased at The Landers Center Box Office, by calling ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or by visiting ticketmaster on line at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for this event start at just $20.00.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dat on 02-18-2012

Good to know that Toney's back in the heavyweight division... I hope the one who fights Gunn is not an old Toney, but the Toney of old.

Comment by MRBOOMER on 02-18-2012

Who saw toney's last fight I saw a pic in ring mag of him getting hit with a jab that made me hurt was it really such a one sided beat down?

Comment by joe strong on 02-18-2012

it's time toney...

Comment by Toney Loc on 02-18-2012

Always riding the James Toney Burgermobile! :headbang:

Comment by liuj88 on 02-18-2012

[QUOTE=JustScrap;11792861]SMH. I have no interest in watching a past his prime fighter still fighting for just a paycheck.. To make matters worse, the guy is not even trying to seriously get back in shape. Why would anyone care when he…

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