|The Main Events Boxing Series from The Brick City... Tickets are now available for Adamek vs. Gunn at “The Rock”
By Danny Serratelli, Brick City Boxing and Doghouse Boxing (June 5, 2009)
Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 37-1 (25) of Jersey City will defend his IBF World Cruiserweight title against Hackensack’s New Jersey’s Bobby Gunn, 21-3-1 (15) on Saturday, July 11th at the Prudential Center in the Brick City, Newark, New Jersey. This will surely be a great event as Main Events and arena known as “The Rock” will be teaming up for their 4th show and 3rd featuring the crowd pleasing Adamek. The event will be sponsored by Hudson Bread, it will be moved to a more fan friendly, Saturday night and it will feature a “Fan Fest” that will begin at 5 pm and will feature food,
drinks, bands and fun.
Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn, who is a tough guy and a pleasure to speak with, will be fighting out of Hackensack. Gunn explained that he will be in great shape since he had been training for another fight that was supposed to take place in Ireland.
Paterson’s Henry Crawford, 20-0-1 (9) will fight in the co-feature. Ms. Duva explained that this would probably be the last time fans would get to see Henry in the co-feature. Herny said he believed the main event was exciting, as he has trained in the gym with both men featured in the main event, however he proclaimed that 2009 will be his year.
Denis “The Momma’s Boy” Douglin will also be featured on the card. Douglin and his mother/trainer appear to be class acts both in and out of the ring. He is a young fighter to watch over the next couple years.
New Jersey’s beloved former commissioner, Larry Hazzard was also present on behalf of the IBF, who he now works with.
Kathy Duva: “We have had such great success at Prudential Center. We are excited to be back at The Rock with this particular card. The main event is an IBF championship fight, but it almost seems like the championship of NJ... and everyone knows the toughest fighters come from NJ! The champion Tomasz Adamek is from Jersey City and the challenger Bobby Gunn from Hackensack, NJ. And there are two other fighters from NJ on the card.”
David Feldman - Bobby Gunn’s Manager: “Thanks to Kathy Duva and Main Events. Bobby is super excited and has some surprises in store for that night. Tomasz has everything to lose and nothing to gain. Bobby has nothing to lose and everything to gain. That makes him dangerous. Tomasz has everything to lose and nothing to gain.”
Tomasz Adamek: “Every fight is important to me. I look forward to fighting at Prudential Center on July 11th.”
Bobby Gunn: “I thank God so much for this opportunity especially the way everything is with this country right now. You know, I feel kind of like Rocky Balboa and the Cinderella story. No one expects me to win. I am going to go all out. A lot of top contenders won’t fight Tomasz Adamek, and I won’t name names. What’s the point of being ranked if you’re not gonna fight for the title? If you don’t venture, you don’t gain. This is my opportunity. I have nothing to lose; Tomasz Adamek has everything to lose. I’ll be honest I’m so excited, I wish it were tonight!”
Kathy Duva, on Denis Doughlin, promising middleweight from Morganville, NJ 2-0 (2): “Denis has had 2 professional fights which total 5 minutes, we’re hoping to get at least that much out of this win! It’s fitting there was so much talk of women in boxing today, Denis’ trainer is his mother, which I think is so cool! If I can get my son to clean his room I’m happy. I can’t imagine what training him would feel like.”
Henry Crawford: “I am very excited about fighting at home. You know this main event is so crazy; I’ve fought with both of them. I’m not going to say I won’t try to outshine the main event, but 2009 is my year to shine.
Tickets are available from Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/020042BD9E375CE8?artistid=1329521&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=33
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