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From left, are Mort Kimmel, Larry Holmes, Dave Tiberi, Lawrance Kimmel, and Ciro Poppitti III.

WILMINGTON — Promoter David Feldman announced today that world renowned boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. will take on the world’s bare knuckle champion Bobby Gunn for the WBF World Cruiser Weight Championship on Feb.17 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.

The fight was announced at a press conference today at the Law Offices of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill on Market Street.  In addition to promoter David Feldman, also present were heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, local boxing legend Dave Tiberi and co-promoter Ciro Poppitti III.

Weigh-in is scheduled for Feb. 16 at Delaware Park Casino, the presenting sponsor of the event.  The weigh-in will be part of a fundraiser that will bring Holmes and seven other past boxing champions to Delaware.  The fundraiser will benefit the First State Kids Foundation and the Delaware Police Fund.

Feldman has spent most of his life in the combat sports world.  His father has trained seven world champions.  Feldman has produced and promoted over 200 MMA and boxing shows throughout the United States. The undercard will include fighters Joey Tiberi, Jr, Frank DeAlba, Ivan Najera, Samuel Teah and others.

For more information go to www.firststatefights.com or call (484) 935-3378.

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