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War Ready: Bo Gibbs Jr. Interview
By Adam Ewing, Shawnee, Oklahoma, 12/21/15 – Bo “Hands of War” Gibbs Jr. (14-0, 7 KO) looks to extend his winning streak on January 9, when he takes on Delray Raines for the Oklahoma State middleweight title.
With a win, Gibbs would capture his second minor title this year. His first came in late January when he defeated Joseph Strong for the American Boxing Association (ABA) Mid Central Regional Super Middleweight Championship. Gibbs won that fight by unanimous decision (80-71, 79-71, 80-71g).
“Joe was a really good amateur,” Gibbs said. “On paper, it shows he doesn’t have a lot of experience, but he has some really good boxing skills. I was really aggressive, cutting the ring off on him, and being more effective the entire fight.”
Bo Jr., under the guidance of his father (Bo Sr.), has been putting in countless hours preparing for the first ten round fight of his career.
“The camp has been going great,” Gibbs said. “I have been getting in a lot of good glove work for this fight; a lot of good sparring. I’ve been working really hard in the gym with my dad. This is my first ten round fight, but I am more than ready to go ten rounds. I could go fifteen rounds if I had to.”
As Gibbs is in the final days of training camp, he looks forward to a tough opponent, Delray Raines.
“Delray is a tough guy,” Gibbs said. “He has fought a lot of tough opposition in there. His last fight was against Comanche Boy. He fought Carson Jones from Oklahoma, and he’s fought a lot of guys who are ranked in the world. He’s really durable, but I know I have the tools and what it takes to come out with the win come January 9.”