Glen Johnson vs Bobby Gunn
December 18th, will be a MONUMENTAL night for Boxing fans all over the world, when XFE presents "Warrior versus Warrior" from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA which will be broadcasting LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv!
The main event, which has the potential of being 2013 "Fight of the Year" written all over the fight, will see BKB Heavyweight Champion Bobby "The Celtic Warrior" (21-5-1) square off with Former muti-time World Champion Glen "The Road Warrior" Johnson (52-18-2) for the WBU Cruiserweight Championship.
Bobby Gunn, who became the 1st man to capture the lineal BKB championship in 2011, will be returning to the ring for the 1st time since losing to future Hall of Famer James Toney, a fight in which he fought the entire time with a broken hand.
Gunn, who was originally slated to face another future Hall of Fame fight Roy Jones Jr., was excited to hear that he was receiving a stiffer test in the well traveled Johnson.
"To be honest with you, this is a way tougher fight" said Gunn, who battled Enzo Maccarinelli, Tomasz Adamek and James Toney. "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."
His opponent Glen "The Road Warrior" Johnson, has made quite a name for himself for his consistent championship level performances and the sheer fact that he is always willing to travel to his opponents back yard to accomplish a goal. Johnson' biggest victory was a 9th round KO over a prime Roy Jones Jr. Johnson drubbing of Jones Jr was even more impressively followed up with a 12 decision victory over Antonio Tarver for the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World. These 2 spectacular feats earned "The Road Warrior", 2004 "Fighter of the Year".
Not only is Johnson known for his willingness to fight his opponents anywhere & anytime while performing on a Championship level, he is also known for possessing one of the most solid chins in boxing. Johnson, has only been stop by living legend Bernard Hopkins in a middleweight title bout 16 years ago.
In his last 2 Championship fight, Johnson has came up short on the judge's scorecards. His lost to IBF Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch, left many observers scratching their heads thinking Johnson did more than enough to earn the victory against the Englishman.
Even though Johnson has faced a who's who of future Hall of Fame fighters, he knows he is facing and incredibly tough task when he steps in the ring with former champion Bobby Gunn, at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA & LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv!
"I know he's a former champion with a great record and I respect him," Johnson said of Gunn. "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."
For both men this bout could signify their last chance at capturing a WORLD title, as well as these warrior's careers hanging in the balance. Fans watching, in attendance at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA as well as around the WORLD LIVE on GFL.tv, can expect nothin