Featherweight contender Joel Brunker seeks shot at a world title

Joel Brunker, a featherweight out of Australia, is ranked in the top 10 by two of the four major governing bodies. In his mind, it’s time for a world-title shot.

“I’m ready to fight for a world title,” said Brunker, 27. “I’ve fought many styles as I worked my way up the rankings. In those fights I’ve gained a lot of experience. My skills have enhanced tremendously and I feel confident in my ability to capture a world title.”

Brunker’s co-promoter, Gary Shaw, is of a similar mind.

“Joel Brunker is a tremendous fighter.” Shaw said. “He’s improved immensely in the last few years. He’s got a great chin and he’s a powerful puncher. His body shots wear down his opponents and I feel he’s ready to take his career to the next level.  I’ll be talking with my co-promoter, Ace Boxing’s Angelo DiCarlo, to see what we can do to get Brunker a title shot. He’s ready.”

Brunker, 27-0 with 15 knockouts, most recently won a unanimous decision over Mike Oliver on Aug. 17 in Atlantic City. Brunker trains in Las Vegas.

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