The Courier-Mail

Brunker’s big shot


AUSTRALIA’S Joel Brunker can set up a world title tilt when he contests the biggest fight of his career against unbeaten English featherwei­ght Josh Warrington tonight.

The bout will be broadcast live on TV in the UK from Warrington’s home city of Leeds, where the 13,000capacit­y arena is sold out.

Victory would put Brunker (29-1) in the frame for a WBC title shot against Gary Russell Jr or a rematch with IBF belt holder Lee Selby, the only man to beat the 29-year-old.

Brunker says he is in top shape to beat Warrington, who has been likened to Ricky Hatton for his attacking style.

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