“I know Bobby Gunn is coming to bring it. He’s a hard-nose, tough fighter that comes right at you, but I’m going to show him why I’m one of the best that ever did it and he doesn’t belong in the ring with me.”—Roy Jones Jr.
“It’s an honor to share the ring with a legend like Roy Jones,…”I’ve been chasing him for a few years now, and on Feb. 17, I will catch him.”—Bobby Gunn
“I was enjoying him beating me up,… I think he’d beat 90 percent of people in the world…I’ve fought some good men in my life. Great men. He’s the greatest man I ever fought in my life.” Gunn said after the fight.
By outgunning Gunn (an old 43) at will, Jones did what he now enjoys best; namely, taking part in a circus-like spectacle that allows him to do something that’s been part of his professional livelihood since 1989. That said, who am I to tell him he must stop. That’s his decision. And for a 48-year-old man, he seemed to be in great shape, while Gunn came in paunchy in the middle.
Though he’s lost to every notable he’s fought, Gunn has competed against Glen Johnson, James Toney, Enzo Maccarinelli and Tomasz Adamek.
After battering and bloodying the Irishman by way of Canada for six dominant rounds, Jones opened up late in the 7th round and used Bobby as a human punching bag. While Gunn was trying his best to get out of the way, Jones was pin-point accurate and simply could not miss. Bobby was made to order for Roy and the slaughter was finally stopped shortly after the bell rang for Round 8.. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW0wnK_fEEw
As for what Roy (now 65-9) does next, 44-year-old Imamu Mayfield (26-10) might be on Roy’s radar. Why? He has only fought twice in the last eight years, but was a world cruiserweight titlist from 1997-98. He sounds just about perfect.