Son Of A Gunn: Bobby Gunn Jr. (part two)

SmallGunnJrBobby Gunn Jr. will lace up his gloves once again; on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at North all Eastern Market in Washington D.C..  This will be his first six round fight and his opponent will be announced shortly.  Let’s talk to Bobby Gunn Jr..  Don’t forget to read part one of this interview.

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Q  Did you enjoy growing up the son of a professional fighter?
A   Yes I did because it paved the way for me and at a young age.  I figured out what I always wanted to be: a fighter.

Q  Will you be taking on a nickname?
A  I’d like one my dad and trainer joke around and call me baby-faced assassin but that’s a legends nick name.  It’s not official (haha).

Q  How has it been following in your Dad’s footsteps?
A  It’s great because any attention now that I’ve been getting is because we have the same name but that motivates me more because I wanna create my own legacy.

Q  What does your Mom think about your boxing career?
I have a wonderful mom who encourages me and supports me everyday she never once told me not to box because she always believed in me.

Q  Are you concerned that expectations will be to high in regards
to your boxing career?
A  Yes of course being a JR is hard.  My dad could have been even better if he didn’t stop boxing once he got married young.  A lot of people seen the injured and older Bobby Gunn and to do what he done is like Cinderella man to me.  If I can finish what he started or do half the things he done, that be a dream come true.

Q   Your fights end quickly, do you worry about not having enough
professional rounds?
A   I would like to get more rounds in obviously but if you watch my fights you can see I’m calm and relaxed I’m young but not wreck less.  I take my time and when I see an opening or weakness, I’m gonna take it.

Q  What is your greatest fear concerning your career?
A  I don’t really have a fear in my career because I’m 100% confident in myself.

How is it working with your Dad training you?
I love working with my dad.  I believe that gives me an edge over a lot of fighters having a dad that’s been at the world-class stage before is experience that not a lot of people can say they have.

Q  Do you and your Dad have boxing related arguments?
A  Not really.  If he’s ever hard on me it’s because he wants what’s best for  me and my life and career.

Q  Are you concerned people will compare your style with your Dad’s?
A  No.  I wouldn’t be concerned.  His style brought him to many world title fights and fights with legends so it worked for him but my style is different.  It’s my own.

Q  You have a strong faith in God – how does that play into boxing?
A  It’s a major part in my boxing, just because I’m a Christian doesn’t mean I’m gonna win every fight but this is the way I can spread the word like Tim Tebow did, 90 million people Googled John 3:16 after he wore it under his eye paint in a game, some people will call it crazy others will debate it but it’s what I believe and I chose to believe the Truth.

Q  Are you usually nervous or calm before a fight?
A  I feel calm especially after a great training camp. I’m confident but Cus D’Amato once said a great quote  “The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, the hero uses his fear while the coward runs.  It’s the same thing with fear but it’s what you do with it is that matters.”

Q   How does it feel when they raise your hand in victory?
A   It’s the best feeling in the world.  It only last a few moments but the memory is forever.  I love it.

Q  Going into each fight are you concentrating on the knockout?
A   I’m concentrated on winning.  It doesn’t matter how it comes.

Q  What lessons has your Dad taught you about the sport of boxing?
A  He’s taught me everything I know and still continues to teach me.  I’m very blessed and also Dominic Scibetta who got me in the best shape of my life.  I enjoy training everyday.

Q  Your Dad has mentioned that you are a better fighter than he was, how does that make you feel?
A  That makes me feel really good but it’s not true.  I have a long way to go and a lot to prove.

Q  What is your boxing goal for the rest of this year?
I would like to stay busy but I’m taking one fight at a time.  I’m fighting again August 9th in Washington, DC and then in September and a few more fights lined up in the months to come.

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The LAST…..

Thing you ate?
Rice and chicken.

Exercise you did?
Strength and condition.

Place you went?
The gym.

Chore you did?
Babysitting.

Silly thing you did?
A prank.

Snack you ate?
Cereal bar .

Thing you  bought?
An app.

Person you hugged?
My Sister.

Bad word you said?
Don’t curse .

Movie you saw?
Hercules

Book/Magazine you read?
Ring magazine

Argument you had?
I don’t remember.

Game you played?
Destiny

Thing you do before going to bed?
Read my bible.

*Good Luck Bobby Gunn Jr.*

About the Author

Judi Abate - "Boxing Diva"
Judi Abate, the "Boxing Diva", has been interviewing the fighting community since 2007. Her trademark questions are sassy and unpredictable. She has contributed work to Diamond Boxing, Boxing Rant, and WBAN. Away from the PC she enjoys reading, shopping and painting. Her dream interview is Oscar De La Hoya.

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