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Roy Jones Jr. won’t fight ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Bobby Gunn

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Fight News reported Monday night that shopworn legend Roy Jones Jr. has wisely decided against facing “The Celtic Warrior” Bobby Gunn.

The 44-year-old Jones (56-8, 40 KOs) was slated to throw fists with the 39-year-old Gunn (21-5-1, 18 KOs) Wednesday at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia.

Jones most recently exited the ring in June 2012 as a split decision victor over Paweł Głażewski.

Conversely, Gunn (21-5-1, 18 KOs) hasn’t fought since failing to answer the bell for the sixth round versus James Toney in April 2012.

Gunn, who has competed in more than 60 bare-knuckle bouts, is recognized as a badass bruiser with cement fists.

Junior’s collected crowns in four weight classes and was named the 1990s “Fighter of the Decade.”

Jones’ peak moment as a pro likely occurred in March 2003 when he became the first middleweight champion to capture a heavyweight belt in more than 100 years by outscoring John Ruiz.

Unfortunately, Jones has recently suffered brutal knockouts and is a substandard 7-7 in his past 14 paydays.

Considered one of the premier pound-for-pound prizefighters ever, Jones is now a graying liability who should be prevented from boxing.

Although the six-time world titlist would have badly outclassed Gunn in his prime, it’s impossible to presently have any confidence in Jones.

Thankfully, boxing fans will never know if Roy Jones Jr. could have handled Bobby Gunn in 2013.

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