Josh Gormley: I want to go out with a bang
Josh Gormley faces Bobby Brents on April 6 (AEDT) at Cheyenne Ice and Event Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The pair battles it out in the headliner of BYB’s inaugural show, billed as “Brawl For It ALL”.
Josh “Dempsey” Gormley (23-6) is the great-grandson of legendary world heavyweight boxing champion Jack “The Manassa Mauler” Dempsey. He holds the record of 22 knockouts out of 23 victorious bouts in pro-boxing. The knockout artist predicts another stoppage when he makes his bare-knuckle debut taking on MMA veteran Bobby “Zombie” Brents (17-7).
“I’ve been a pro fighter a long time, but I’ve never fought bare knuckles. I’ve been training with no gloves and it feels good,” said Gormley. “My opponent is 5′ 9” and a wrestler, but we’re fighting in a triangular cage.”
“I guarantee this fight isn’t going the distance. That’s the way I’ve always fought.”
“I don’t believe I can lose because I’m right, mentally and physically, for this fight. He’s in trouble! Somebody’s lights are going out and it’s not going to be me.”
Aspiring to make his great-grandfather proud Gormley said that “the only reason I’m doing this is that he [Jack Dempsey] started out fighting bare knuckles.”
The lineup of “BYB Brawl 1: Brawl For It ALL” includes the athletes representing boxing, MMA, kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling and back-yard brawling, squaring off inside the “Trigon Triangle” cage. The back yard brawling celebrity Dada 5000 has been announced as one of the color commentators at the event. The fight card can be found here.