Warrington scores dominant points win over Brunker
Unbeaten British featherweight Josh Warrington (22-0, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision over Australian Joel Brunker (28-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
All three judges handed the home favourite shutout scores of 120-108.
The pair exchanged shots during an explosive opener, but Warrington soon took charge with his ferocious combinations.
An accidental head clash in the fifth left Brunker with a cut on his head, while Warrington’s shots continued to punish the visitor.
Brunker bravely withstood even more punches before the final bell ended the one-sided contest.
With the win, Warrington retained his Commonwealth and WBC International featherweight titles.
Also on the card, British super-middleweight Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs) stopped Colombia's Jose Miguel Torres (31-7, 27 KOs) in the fifth round.
Murray, a former world title challenger at middleweight, scored seven knockdowns against the South American before the referee stopped it.
The St Helens man has racked up three straight wins since moving up to 168 pounds and took a step closer to a showdown with WBO champion Arthur Abraham.
British cruiserweight Tony Bellew (25-2-1, 16 KOs) stopped Latvian Arturs Kulikauskis (16-27-5, 8 KOs) in the fifth round.
Bellew, a former world title challenger at light-heavyweight, landed a barrage of punches and the referee stepped in.
The Liverpudlian remains on course for another world title shot and is pursuing a fight with IBF champion Yoan Hernandez.