Josh Warrington beats Brunker

Josh Warrington proved that he belongs at the World level with a shut-out win over Joel Brunker at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, live on Sky Sports.

Warrington’s defence of his Commonwealth and WBC International Featherweight titles against the Australian was billed as a yardstick to measure his preparedness for the big time against a familiar foe on British soil.

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Warrington decisions Brunker; Murray beats Torres; Bellew defeats Kulikauskis

#8 IBF featherweight contender Josh Warrington (22-0, 4 KOs) stayed unbeaten with a 12 round unanimous decision win over the now often used #9 IBF Joel Brunker (28-2, 16 KOs) in a one-sided fight at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. Brunker, 28, is finding himself an in demand fighter for British guys in Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport.

Like he showed tonight, Brunker was no match for Hearn’s fighter Warrington. In a recent fight in which Brunker was badly beaten by one of Hearn’s fighters, he was stomped by Lee Selby last October in losing by a 9th round stoppage. All three judges scored the fight 120-108.

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Josh Warrington: Ready for Toughest Test Tonight Against Joel Brunker

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Britain’s insanely popular featherweight contender Josh Warrington (21-0, 4ko) goes to battle in Leeds tonight in a defence of the Commonwealth title, against Australia’s Joel Brunker, in what will represent the toughest test of the Yorkshireman’s career to date.

The relatively intriguing headline fight at the First Direct Arena, is carrying an otherwise average-at-best card, and Warrington will need to be at his very best if he is to prevail against the dangerous former Olympian, whose sole blemish is a stoppage loss to current IBF 126lb champion, Lee Selby, 10 months ago.

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Josh Warrington’s date with destiny

Ever since he laced up his first pair of gloves, Josh Warrington has dreamed of winning a world title at his beloved Elland Road – but destiny doesn’t just fall into a fighter’s lap; they have to make it happen. Crunch time is fast approaching for the improving 24-year-old.

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Warrington out for Leeds hat-trick; Brunker: I’ll beat Warrington for Ashes revenge

Josh Warrington says he’ll add a win against Joel Brunker to wins for the Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United at the First Direct Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Warrington defends his WBC International and Commonwealth Featherweight titles against the Australian – but with Brunker last in the UK against Lee Selby, this fight is seen as a yardstick for Warrington’s preparedness for the World scene.

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Josh Warrington Wants Future Lee Selby Fight

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If he comes through his September 5th Commonwealth title fight with Australia’s Joel Brunker (28-1, 16ko) in Leeds, then unbeaten featherweight Josh Warrington (21-0, 4ko) is eyeing a potential world title clash with new IBF champion Lee Selby in the none too distant future.

While it’s no foregone conclusion that the fanatically supported Yorkshireman will beat Brunker – whose sole blemish came against Selby last October – Warrington is confident he can indeed do the business and disagrees with Selby’s assertion that Brunker will beat him next month.

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Lee Selby Critical of Josh Warrington Ahead of Joel Brunker Clash / Talks His Future

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IBF 126 lb champion Lee Selby sits among a crowded featherweight crop on the world scene that includes the likes of Ukrainian amateur standout Vasyl Lomachenko, American Gary Russell Jnr and, as long as he can still make the weight, Jamaica’s Nicholas Walters.

While the unassuming Welshman has no doubts about deserving his own place in the division among those names, he has no such confidence in domestic rival Josh Warrington’s chances of achieving such lofty heights.

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Josh Warrington: Wants To Improve On Selby Against Joel Brunker

Matchroom Sport will make their return to Leeds on September 5th, when hometown favourite Josh Warrington takes on Australia’s Joel Brunker in what represents a stern test for the British 126 lb #2 as he defends his Commonwealth title from the First Direct Arena live on Sky Sports.

It certainly will be a good fight for comparative purposes as to how far behind Warrington is in relation to new IBF 126 lb champion Lee Selby, who boxed and outclassed Brunker himself in October of last year, securing a 9th round stoppage – although the tough and experienced Aussie gave the Welshman a little trouble early on depsite the Welshman rarely getting out of first gear.

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