Video: Cory Phelps vs Bobby Gunn

ASHLAND, KY APRIL 5, 2008 - By Team Phelps: Cory “The Cobra” Phelps and White Lightning Promotions have received numerous requests for their March 22nd professional boxing match against Bobby Gunn to be made available on the Internet. The 6 round fight, which resulted in a highly controversial draw, was purchased at the event from the promoter by Larry Phelps, the father and trainer of Cory Phelps..

While the initial reports regarding the cause of the bloody mess that was made of Gunn’s face (which Bobby Gunn reported as requiring 36 stitches) was incorrectly reported as an accidental head-butt, the video clearly shows that the cut Gunn suffered was the result of punches, not head-butting. As the video also shows, Cory Phelps is the much taller of the two fighters and it is Gunn who tells the referee that he was head-butted as the referee is separating both Phelps and Gunn after they tied up during some inside fighting in round one. In the video, the referee is unaware that any foul has taken place (because there was not any foul by Phelps, head-butt or otherwise) until Gunn pleads with the referee. It is only at that point that the referee decides to have the ring doctor take a look at the injury to determine if the fight would continue. The doctor examines Gunn and allows the fight to continue. It is also worth noting that the ring doctor never had to interfere with the fight from that point on. As the video will accurately demonstrate, Cory Phelps controls the fight with his cobra-like jab and crisp, clean punches to Gunn’s head and body.

In light of the negative and false comments made by Bobby Gunn regarding the outcome of this fight, and the terms of the contract, which Team Phelps and White Lightning Promotions have addressed in a previous press release, Team Phelps is pleased to provide boxing fans worldwide the entire 6 round fight via the Internet at the link at the end of this article. Team Phelps and specifically Cory “The Cobra” Phelps would like to, once again, inform Mr. Gunn that they are eager to set the rematch. Team Phelps is currently working diligently to make the rematch a reality. Larry Phelps of Team Phelps had this to say, “Obviously, we would love to fight Bobby Gunn again, and we are very interested in making the rematch. I have personally made several calls to FELKO Promotions (Gunn’s promoter for the March 22nd fight in AZ) and none of my calls have been returned. Since our performance in the Gunn fight, we have had several big opportunities come our way. If we do not hear from the Gunn camp soon, we will be on to bigger and better things.”

Article posted on 06.04.2008

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