Bobby “Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-3-1) will challenge Tomas Adamek (37-1) for his IBF World Cruiserweight world title at the Prudential Center in Newark this Saturday night.
Gunn traces his Irish heritage on his mother’s side and has Scottish roots on his father’s side, and is fiercely proud of his Scots-Irish heritage.
The 35-year-old is coming off a good win against Brad Gregory on February 25 when he TKO’ed his opponent in the fourth round to win the WBC USNBC cruiserweight and vacant NABA cruiserweight titles
“I took this fight because I wanted to fight the best. Tomasz Adamek is the best. The man is a champion inside and outside the ring,” said Gunn.
“I would have taken this fight for any amount of money they gave me. This is not about financial profit. This is about my chance to show everyone that I can be the best.”
Gunn has never been shy to take on a challenge, going to Cardiff to fight Enzo Maccarinelli in 2007 (getting stopped in the first round), and has certainly taken on a tricky encounter in fighting IBF champion Adamek.
The 32-year-old Pole is a former WBC light heavyweight champion and beat Steve Cunningham to win the IBF cruiserweight title. He successfully defended that title against Jonathan Banks on February 27 and has wins over Cunningham and O’Neill Bell on his resume. The only loss that the Jersey City-based Adamek suffered as a pro came at light heavyweight against Chad Dawson in February 2007.
“My dad would tell me, ‘There are a ton of mediocre fighters out there, but often when you fight a superior fighter, the fighter who was perceived as mediocre will rise to the occasion and surprise everyone,’” said Gunn.
“I am going to fight like a Kamikaze pilot – I’ve got nothing to lose! That makes me a dangerous fighter. In boxing things can change on the turn of a dime. All it takes is one punch. I am going to throw that punch.”
Tickets for the fight are available at TicketMaster or at Prudential Center Box Office. Call TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www.Prucenter.com.