Joel Brunker Set to Flip the Script in England Tomorrow Night Against Unbeaten Warrington
‘Selby vs. Warrington Will Have to Wait. It’ll be me re-matching Selby Next.”
Australian featherweight contender Joel Brunker says that all talk of his next opponent, undefeated Josh Warrington, facing current IBF Champion Lee Selby in an all-UK showdown will be moot when he hands Warrington his first defeat tomorrow night (Saturday, September 5).
Brunker (28-1, 16 KOs) from New South Wales will face hometown hero Warrington (21-0, 4 KOs) for the WBC International and Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight Championships at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.
“The media over here keeps talking about Josh Warrington fighting Lee Selby next in an all-English showdown, but they aren’t focusing enough on what’s about to happen,” said Brunker. “I’m coming in tomorrow night to take Warrington out!”
Brunker’s only career loss was to Selby in October 2014. In his last fight, Brunker picked up the International Boxing Organization Oceania Super Featherweight Championship by dropping and stopping Ray Laspinas of the Philippines in two rounds last February at the Richmond Club in Richmond, New South Wales, Australia.
“What they should be getting ready for is my rematch with Selby because that’s what’s going to happen and this time I’ll be ready for him,” Brunker continued.
“They seem to be overlooking Joel somewhat over here and talking about the Selby fight as though it’s a foregone conclusion,” said Brunker’s co-promoter, Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions (along with Adam Wilcock of FightCard Promotions). “It’s a huge mistake on their part to overlook Joel because he’s coming in here to set up a rematch with Selby by beating this undefeated guy.”
About Greg Cohen Promotions
One of boxing’s premier promotional outfits, Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP) is a well-respected name for staging world-class professional boxing events and promoting elite professional fighters throughout the world.
Founder and CEO Greg Cohen has been involved with professional boxing in various capacities since the late 1980s, honing his craft and establishing himself as a shrewd international boxing businessman.
Distinguished by his ability to spot and develop raw talent, Cohen first made promotional headlines for his expert guidance of, among many others, former WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout, who Cohen helped guide from unknown New Mexico prospect to elite pay-per-view level superstar.
In addition to Trout, Greg Cohen Promotions has worked with established names such as former unified and two-time heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman and all-time-great multiple-weight class world champion James “Lights Out” Toney.
Cohen currently promotes multiple world champion and boxing superstar Zab Judah, women’s boxing superstar Amanda Serrano, and former world champion Kendall Holt, as well as current world-rated contenders including top undefeated cruiserweight Lateef Kayode, long-time elite middleweight “Mean” Joe Greene, lightweight KO artist Ismael Barroso, top super featherweight Arash Usmanee, Canadian lightweight and TV action hero Tony Luis; WBA and five-time Irish National Amateur Champion, Dennis Hogan; and Australian lightweight prospect Josh King.
Greg Cohen Promotions has hosted world-class boxing events in the finest venues throughout the United States and the world and has also proudly provided talent and/or content for several television networks including CBS Sports Network, HBO, Showtime, ESPN, NBC Sports Network, CBS Sports Network, MSG and FOX Sports Net.