Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
babaluma
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 139
vCash: 500
Default Bobby Gunn WTF?

I don't want to knock any man brave enough to get in the ring, but while idly checking out Tomasz Adamek's record to get info on his fights with Paul Briggs I noticed he had beaten Bobby Gunn. I chased up Gunn's record as it rang a bell and remembered he had put up a rather lamentable "challenge" to Enzo Maccarinelli, one of the lamest fights I have ever seen.

I know I should not be so naive but how the hell did Gunn, after getting battered in 1 round, go on to have not only another shot at a title but two consecutive fights for a title (if you count the IBU) both of which ended in early retirement...Is he very well connected because he hardly looks like a particularly exciting fighter?

Can anyone come up with other equally unqualified contenders who had several shots at a title?
babaluma is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
Vantage_West
ヒップホッププロデューサー
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 黒人文化の恋人のサンプリ
Posts: 10,024
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Bobby Gunn WTF?

it wasnt long ago. hardly should be classic material.

it was hilarious when it happened. this idea of a true hall of famer was shinging through adameks reletivly recent record.....then fight nobody in front of nobody for no gain.
Vantage_West is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 03:33 AM   #3
babaluma
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 139
vCash: 500
Default Re: Bobby Gunn WTF?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vantage_West View Post
it wasnt long ago. hardly should be classic material.

it was hilarious when it happened. this idea of a true hall of famer was shinging through adameks reletivly recent record.....then fight nobody in front of nobody for no gain.
True (move it to modern if you like), I think I posted here because Bobby Gunn reminded me of Toro Moreno.
babaluma is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
thistle1
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,075
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Bobby Gunn WTF?

Quote:
Originally Posted by babaluma View Post
I don't want to knock any man brave enough to get in the ring, but while idly checking out Tomasz Adamek's record to get info on his fights with Paul Briggs I noticed he had beaten Bobby Gunn. I chased up Gunn's record as it rang a bell and remembered he had put up a rather lamentable "challenge" to Enzo Maccarinelli, one of the lamest fights I have ever seen.

I know I should not be so naive but how the hell did Gunn, after getting battered in 1 round, go on to have not only another shot at a title but two consecutive fights for a title (if you count the IBU) both of which ended in early retirement...Is he very well connected because he hardly looks like a particularly exciting fighter?

Can anyone come up with other equally unqualified contenders who had several shots at a title?
it is a sad reality of Boxing, and boxing at it's worst for that matter, both in politics and a fighters lack of ability. Sadly more common today than ever with so many fighters vying for titles and yet champions and fighters not fighting as much as they should; well then someone has got to be an opponent for a champ.

or maybe he was just better than the great many fighters of the past!
thistle1 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #5
Boxed Ears
ESB #1 Name Changer!
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pazinfowit, USA
Posts: 24,748
vCash: 26665
Default Re: Bobby Gunn WTF?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vantage_West View Post
it wasnt long ago. hardly should be classic material.

it was hilarious when it happened. this idea of a true hall of famer was shinging through adameks reletivly recent record.....then fight nobody in front of nobody for no gain.
Adamek is a rarity. He wants to fight everyone at every level, all the time. He's always got one scheduled. Duds, journeymen, contenders, champs. He gives not a single damn. No matter where he's at in his career. Some guys are protecting themselves from any challenge until they get one big shot, some guys protect themselves from any challenge at all, some guys won't get out of bed unless it's for a big fight, Adamek is fine with anyone on any level, whenever, as long as he's active.
Boxed Ears is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013