Hackensack, NJ (June 7, 2016) – World Bare Knuckle Boxing heavyweight champion Bobby Gunn is deeply saddened by the passing of Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.
For the last several years, rumors were circulating of a matchup between Gunn and the backyard fighting legend turned professional fighter.
The two had discussed a match and Gunn personally challenged Kimbo after his courageous come from behind victory over Ken Shamrock in June 2015. Due to what had been said about one another publicly, Gunn thought it may be an intense meeting. Surprisingly, it was the exact opposite.
“I thought there would’ve been a lot of animosity between us since the fight had been discussed and I was pretty adamant about facing him,” said Gunn. “The truth is, and you can see it in the video on YouTube, he was a very nice man. When the cameras were off, we ended up discussing how our sons were both up and coming fighters, our families and other things. At that point, I earned more respect for him as a human being than I ever would have if we fought.”
Last night, Gunn was notified that Kimbo was admitted to the hospital and in bad shape. Shortly thereafter, multiple outlets reported he passed away at 42. As a family man first and fighter second, Gunn was devastated.
“It was very sad to read that he passed, especially at such a young age and so quickly. He has six children and a loving wife that he left behind. Once you got past the rough street fighter, Kevin Ferguson was a very nice person and everybody who met him felt the same way. I’d like to send my condolences to his friends, fans and most importantly his family.
Gunn also plans to pay respects to Kimbo and his family in the ring.
In my next fight, I’ll be defending my bare knuckle championship against Shannon Ritch. The fight is scheduled to be near his hometown of Miami, Florida and I’ll be dedicating the defense to Kimbo Slice. I’d like to personally invite his family to attend the event. 305 forever.”
January 31, 2015
Bare Knuckle Championships
Between Gleason’s Bobby Gunn and Tank Abbott.
Watch it live from Casper, Wyoming at 8:00 pm on PPV.
February 12-13-14, 2015
Seventh Annual Masters Only Clinic and Show
Gleason’s Gym will host it’s seventh annual Masters Clinic and boxing show.
Thursday February 12
Morning will be the arrival into New York.
Orientation will be from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.
The first workout will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
A discussion on Masters boxing will be from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Free time after that.
Friday February 13
Training from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
The afternoon session will run from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
A discussion on Amateur boxing and White Collar boxing will be from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Free time after that.
Saturday February 14
Light training from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Match ups for the evening show will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.
An optional workout for those not competing in the evening show from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The weigh in for the show will be from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
The sanctioned Master Boxing Show will begin at 6:00 pm and will end by9:00 pm.
The cost of the Clinic is $349.00.
February 14, 2015
Master’s Only Boxing Show
You can compete on this Master’s only show without attending the clinic.Just, email our matchmaker Jieun at firstname.lastname@example.org. We now do all our matchmaking by email.
The weigh in for this show will begin at 4:00PM and the first bout will begin at 6:00PM.
All our bouts are sanctioned by USABoxingMetro. All boxers must have their boxing book with them in order to participate.
The ticket price is $25 per person. Children 6 and under are not charged. All gym members and registered amateurs with their books in hand pay $15 per person.
P.S. If you can’t make it but still want to see the fights, they’ll be streaming at
Gleason’s Gym website: www.gleasonsgym.net