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OPEN LETTER REGARDING THE DUBIOUS SHANNON RITCH AND JOE MCEWEN

> November 16, 2017

>     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.

> TEAM GUNN

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It’s Official! Bare Knuckle Champ Bobby Gunn to Face Roy Jones Junior!

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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!

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Bobby Gunn Calls out Kimbo Slice

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.

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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.

 

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Bobby Gunn featured in Mens Journal!

This months edition of Mens Journal see’s Bobby Gunn getting some big time recognition for all the years of fighting in the underground bare knuckle scene. The article titled Champion of the Underworld by Stayton Bonner, details the trails and tribulations that Bobby has faced in life and competing in bare knuckle bouts. Through pain and adversity Bobby has, for the love of the sport dragged bare knuckle kicking and screaming from the back alleys into the public arena.

This magazine article adds to what we all know already, that the world is ready for legitimate bare knuckle boxing bouts and the credibility that Bobby Gunn brings with him.

Bobby Gunn in Mens Journal

The full article can be found here: Bobby Gunn: Champion of the Underworld

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