Cruiserweight Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-5-1, 18 KOs) and former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (52-18-2, 36 KOs) confirmed they’ll meet Wednesday, December 18 at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Gunn was slated to face ring legend Roy Jones Jr., however Team Gunn received word that Jones would not be going through with the fight, opening the door for Johnson.
Glen Johnson: I know he’s a former champion (IBA) with a great record and I respect him. He’s a natural cruiserweight and has fought some big names. This is my first fight at cruiserweight and there’s definitely some risk with doing that but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’ve been working on some new stuff (in the gym) and I feel energized again. I needed a break from boxing and now I feel like a new fighter. I’m looking forward to the 18th and am excited about getting in the ring to show what I still have.
Bobby Gunn: To be honest with you, this is a way tougher fight. It’s been a dream of mine to Roy Jones Jr as long as I can remember but he backed out only a few weeks before fight night. I’m very thankful that Glen Johnson accepted the bout on short notice. He’s fought everybody you can think of and was on the wrong end of a lot of bad decisions. This is a very dangerous fight for me but I’m a fighter and what fighters do is fight. I know he’s never been knocked out before and was only stopped on his feet once but he’s also never faced a solid cruiserweight. My goal is to end the fight early and take my frustrations (over the Jones situation) out on Johnson.
Tickets are available by going to http://sandseventcenter.com/event/details/world-championship-boxing/ or calling the Sands box office at 610-297-7400. A live stream will also be available for just $14.99.