Gunn Battles to 6 Round Draw, Requires 36 Stitches
Former IBA cruiserweight champion Bobby Gunn 18-3-1 (15 KO’s) battled to a six round draw with Cory “The Cobra” Phelps 11-3-1 (6 KO’s) in the main event at the Fort McDowell Casino in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Gunn was cut over his eye only 30 seconds into the first round as an accidental headbutt immediately caused him bleed profusely in addition to receiving some unexpected problems from Phelps.. Knowing that he may be in some trouble due to the cut as well as Phelps jab and move mentality, Gunn managed to hurt Phelps in the fourth and fifth round with body shots before his opponent began to retreat.
After the fight, the bloodied Gunn knew he had to rally in the last few rounds due to the circumstances, which also included the fight being changed from a ten to a six round contest at the weigh in. The hard hitting Canadian also revealed that doctors told him the headbutt caused him to fracture his eye socket.
“Phelps is a good game opponent but I wish the fight was a ten rounder as initially scheduled. I couldn’t see out of my eye for the first three rounds and I would love a rematch as soon as possible. I know that I would have stopped this kid if it was a ten rounder and he knows it too!