Leeds Featherweight favourite Josh Warrington is looking to enforce his world title ambitions by scoring a convincing win over Australian rival Joel Brunker on 5th September.
Warrington will box Brunker in defence of his recently attained WBC International Featherweight title won against Dennis Tubieron in April, along with the Commonwealth strap he also holds.
The Capable challenger, 29, travels to the UK for the first time since his loss to current IBF Featherweight monarch Lee Selby.
Brunker will undoubtedly be keen to erase the painful memories of his solitary defeat with a win over the undefeated Warrington; a situation Warrington is all too aware of.
“He is coming over to prove he is a world-class fighter and he’s going to bring everything he’s got”, Commented Warrington.
You don’t get a record like Joel’s without being a quality fighter. He’s got a great work rate, he throws a lot of punches and he’s definitely the biggest name on my CV.”
There is certainly an argument for the above statement being true, though some may dispute the legitimacy of this statement for positive reasons when examining Warrington’s professional record.
Josh has previously fought former WBC world Super – Bantamweight title challenger Rendall Munroe in 2014, subjecting the slick southpaw to a seven round drubbing and forcing him to retire early.
It will be an experience of this magnitude that Warrington will need to call upon to halt challenge of Brunker. Lee Selby proved that the Aussie can be outfoxed by sharp combinations and patient building of points off of the jab.
Warrington showed he can box to this type of blueprint following his win over Tubieron, though a Warrington stoppage presents an unlikely prospect, with the 24 year old champion unable to end matters in his last fight, despite outclassing his foe with a tantalisingly high work rate.
Warrington is clearly relishing the pressure to impress however – expect excitement regardless of the outcome.
“I’ve come a long way, the more the profile rises, the more the pressure rises. I’m loving that pressure.”