> Team Gunn would first like to address this alleged “contract” to fight in an illegal bare-knuckle match in the month of November, 2017. Mr. Ritch and Mr. McEwen allege that a contract exists when one does not exist. The only document ever sent to Team Gunn was a preliminary offer in the form of an email pertaining to a fight with Mr. Ritch. This email made no mention of location, contained no proof of sufficient funds by a licensed bonding agent, no indication of a licensed promoter, and without question most importantly the verification of a sanctioning body approval. Soon thereafter, Mr. Ritch and Mr. McEwen began a self promoting campaign regarding this illegal bout without the express written consent of Bobby Gunn. In light of this campaign, Team Gunn sent several legal “Demands to Produce”, and none were answered. Team Gunn then sent a legal “Cease and Desist” letter effective immediately as Mr. Gunn did not want his name associated with this illegal activity that Mr. Ritch and Mr. McEwen were illegally promulgating. Then as recent as the writing of this letter Mr.Ritch and Mr. McEwen illegally conducted a massive smear campaign that the fight was cancelled and that it was some how a result of Bobby Gunn’s actions. Moreover, they took their criminal conduct to the extraordinary height of extortion by demanding payment and compensation with the threat of continued slanderous and libelous remarks unless their demands were met. They even set a deadline for payment of November 17, 2017 whereby they would be holding a “press conference” at a hotel in the State of Arizona.
> In order to hash out the above mentioned factual events it should be broken down into sections:
> 1. The Contract:
> A contract would need to have the assent of both parties in order to be legally consummated, meaning both parties agree. Which you do not have here. Most importantly it is a PRIMA FACIA ILLEGAL contract therefore courts will not enforce it because the purpose of it is to achieve an illegal end. Bobby Gunn consulted with Mr. Juan Estrada, of the Arizona Sate Boxing Commission and learned that no such bout was ever scheduled with or sanctioned by his office. In fact, Mr. Estrada stated he was going to look into the matter right away and take action immediately using the authorities at his disposal. This shows the foolish and illegal behavior on the part of Mr. Ritch and Mr. McEwen. They have promoted their own criminality and made a case against them a fairly easy one for law enforcement and exposed themselves to tremendous civil liability. In essence, it appears that Mr. Ritch and Mr. McEwen have done is not attempt to enforce a contract but, rather bring Bobby Gunn into their own conspiracy to commit a crime.
> 2. Likeness of Being:
> Mr. Ritch and Mr. McEwen illegally used Bobby Gunn’s likeness of being, personal attributes, and personal accomplishments for exploitative purposes and commercial gain without his express consent. They made use of this situation in order to gain a financial benefit.
> 3. Libelous and Slander:
> Throughout this campaign, through all methods of social media Team Gunn is in possession of hundreds of written and verbal communications that have done harm to Bobby Gunn’s reputation. These communications intentioinally made him into the target of ridicule, hatred, contempt and scorn. They have had an adverse affect in his stature and reputation in the boxing community and have had a defamatory effect.
> 4. Extortion:
> Is a criminal offense of obtaining or attempting to obtain money, property, or services from an individual through coercion. Clearly, the acts of Mr. Ritch and Mr. McEwen rise to that level. They have made repeated requests and demands from Mr. Gunn for money in order to stop the smear campaign. They have stated they will not stop the campaign unless are they “paid off”. They stated they will “destroy” him unless he makes it “go away”. In fact, Bobby Gunn has an open criminal case against Mr. McEwen with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in the State of Tennessee opened November 13, 2017. The apex of this extortion is the announcement by Mr. Ritch and Mr. McEwen on the internet that there will be a press conference at the Marriott Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona on November 17, 2017. They notified Mr. Gunn that was his deadline to pay.
> 5. Press Conference:
> The establishment hotel has already been put on notice. The State of Arizona Boxing Commission was notified about the impending event. As Mr. Ritch and Mr. McEwen attempt to go public with their own self-damning information and their own criminal nature; they will surely be exposed.
> All issues raised in this letter will be taken seriously byTeam Gunn and brought to the proper authorities and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. All Civil Matters will be addressed as well through legal representation.
Yes you read that right! After 10 years in the making Bobby Gunn is to face Roy Jones Junior in a gloved cruiserweight bout for the Vacant World WBF Championship.
This extraordinary bout is titles Skill vs Will and will take place on the 17th of February and has already captured the interest of the sporting media and the general public. Gunn is known as one of the greatest bare knuckle boxers of all time and Jones as one of the all time gloved boxing greats. Two styles will collide on the 17th of February, Gunn known for his hard hitting Jack Dempsey like ferocity and Jones for his slick movement and fast hands, which promises to create one of the greatest show downs in boxing history and a true Cinderella story.
Sprits are high at Team Gunn who have worked tirelessly to bring you this fight and rest assured we are still working day and night to bring you true bare knuckle boxing in the near future.
This fight will take place at the Chase Centre in Wilmington, Delaware and will be available on Pay-per-View. Get behind your boy Bobby Gunn to bring home the gold for all those that ever dared to dream!
Bare Knuckle Boxing is a stand up fight, where the contestants use their fists only. There will be no kicking, kneeing, elbows, wrestling, throw downs, biting, or eye gouging. Fights under our rules will be contested in bare knuckles only, with protective wrapping allowed only on the lower hand and wrist areas. Fights will be contested in a (6) sided boxing ring, or a (4) sided boxing ring. Ring canvases must have (2) lines on canvas 4 feet long, and separated by 4 feet. This is to allow the fighters to step up to the line and begin the fight in close quarters. Fights will be contested in rounds of 3 minutes with a one minute rest period. 3 rounds for regular contested matches, 10 rounds for a championship match.
Fighters will fight with bare knuckles. Bare knuckles again that means the knuckles are open The contestant are not allowed to wear bandages are hand wraps to cover their hands and Knuckles. . it is called bare knuckle boxing for a reason
Age of Participants:
No person under the age of 18 will be permitted to compete in Bare Knuckle Boxing. All contestants 36 years of age or older may be subject to further medical testing.
All fighters are allowed to have three seconds. Two seconds are allowed in the ring or on the ring apron at one time. There must be a cut man included as one of the seconds. Each corner will assign one second as “The Chief Second”.
In the event of a knockdown, the man standing must report to the furthest neutral corner and remain there until the referee instructs you to continue. If a fighter is knocked down and is able to continue the two fighters must start back at the line. There will be no hitting of a downed opponent, if a contestant is hit while downed this can result in an automatic disqualification.
If a participant is cut where the referee thinks the cut is obstructing the vision of the cut fighter, the referee may call a time-out when there is a lull in action. The cut fighter will be given one minute for his cut man to attempt to control the bleeding. If at the end of the one minute the referee deems the fighter unable to continue, the fight will be stopped and awarded to the opponent.
The fight will be arbitrated by (2) referees. One referee in the ring to control all the action in the ring, and the other referee on the outside of the ring to decide any dispute or questionable foul that may occur and not seen by the referee in the ring. The referee in the ring shall be the sole official for the fight, unless he feels he may have missed something, then and only then may he consult with the second referee.
There will be three judges that will score the fight on a ten point must system. The winner of the round will receive 10 points, with the loser of the round receiving 9 points or less. In the event of an even round the judge must score the bout 10-10 unless points have been deducted.
There shall be 2 ringside physicians at every fight, with one physician assigned to each corner. The physician shall observe at all times the physical condition of the contestants and may stop any contest at any time to examine a participant and to recommend the termination of the bout, when in the judgment of the physician serious injury could result to a participant if the contest continues.
Pre fight examination: In an addition to the testing requirements which include, a physical, a negative HIV, HEP B, HEP C test, a dilated eye exam, and a CAT scan of the brain. Each boxer shall be examined by a doctor with in 8 eight hours of the time he enters the ring. If the physician feels the contestant is not physically fit to participate, he shall notify the person in charge and they shall cancel the bout.
Post fight examination:
Each contestant will be given a post fight examination, where the physician will determine if the contestant needs further medical supervision. In that case the contestant will be provided transportation to the nearest hospital.
No contest shall take place and be started unless there is an ambulance, together with emergency equipment, and a portable resuscitator with oxygen and a qualified operator on premises.
Fights shall be scored on the amount of punches and effectiveness of the punches. It is not just the volume of punches, but the punches that have the most effect.
A standing eight count will be used.· There will NOT be a three knockdown rule used. All fighters must wear a mouthpiece and a cup with a groin protector. In addition there will be weight categories Lightweight, Welterweight Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Cruiserweight and Heavyweight. Also very soon there will be female bare knuckle boxing rules being posted for the female professional bare knuckle boxers. The Titles available will be North American International and world champion status the fighters are allowed to wear sponsorships from different companies to put on their fight gear. BKF will also supply a professional bare knuckle boxing gear for the fighters to compete in
Bobby Gunn recently appeared as the special guest on the hugely popular MMA Roasted podcast.
Bobby explained the difference between boxing and bare knuckle as well as gave his thought and opinions on MMA. As ever Bobby gave a humorous, humble and hugely entertaining interview and illustrated why he is the man to pioneer this history rich sport.
Social media plays a massive part in modern life, it can be a platform for progression, a way to meet new people and build new relationships but for all its positivity there can be a dark side. Bobby explains how social media can be a platform to bullies, and how he himself even as tough as he is has been the victim of several internet trolls and their hateful messages. A bully is a bully no matter how they do it and Bobby has no time for people like that!
This podcast gives a great insight into the heavyweight champions personality and is a great listen for all Bobby Gunn fans. Make sure you check it out here
Things are going from strength to strength for Bobby Gunn and look to gather even more momentum in the near future. The media have been set alight by the trail blazing legacy that Bobby has set, and is eagerly anticipating the trail blazing future about to be written. It is not only the media and public that have been captivated by the Bobby Gunn story, but also celebrities and sports personalities including the former boxing heavyweight world champion “Iron” Mike Tyson https://www.facebook.com/miketyson.
Mike Tyson recently posted a link to Bobby Gunn in action against an opponent he quickly dispatched with some well placed body shots and a brutal uppercut he didn’t see coming.
Bobby’s story has not only come to the attention of the Baddest Man on the Planet and has also been Tweeted about by Anthony Christodoulou a former UFC veteran of the Octagon.
With mega stars like Mike Tyson getting behind Bobby Gunn we can see bare knuckle boxing already permeating its way onto the world stage, spear-headed by the official lineal bare knuckle boxing world heavyweight champion.
2016 is going to be a massive year for Bobby Gunn and his team and we hope you stay along for the ride.
Its the bare knuckle super fight that everybody wants to see! For the past seven years Bobby Gunn has been asking Kimbo Slice to lose the 4oz MMA gloves and return to his roots in bare knuckle boxing, in a show down of epic proportions.
Bobby Gunn has had over 70 bare knuckle fights and not lost yet, using power, precision and timing Bobby Gunn has dominated bare knuckle boxing to become the only official heavyweight world champion and he is willing to put his belt on the line for a show down with Mr Slice. Recently featured in Mens Journal and Rolling Stone, Bobby Gunn is gaining momentum in the main stream media and taking bare knuckle boxing to a whole new level.
Bare knuckle boxing is the purest form of combat sport, and the precursor to the Queensbury rules gloved boxing we all know and love today. Bobby Gunn aims to bring raw, no bandage, bare knuckle boxing back in to the hearts and minds of the world at large after being relegated to the shadows and back alleys following the last bare knuckle world champion John L Sullivan. Much like MMA has risen to become a powerhouse sport, bare knuckle boxing is sending shock waves throughout the world of combat sport and brings with it a rich and colorful heritage.
Kimbo Slice is an accomplished bare knuckle pugilist who rose to fame when his fights were posted on YouTube. Coming off the back of a win over Dada 5000 of the BYB movement, now is the perfect time for Kimbo to put pen to paper, get the fight on and mix it up at the highest level.
Twitter has been set alight recently with tweets calling for this fight to happen, this is the fight that the fans want, that the world of BKB needs and a fight that will truly make the history books.