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Brunker stops Lerio

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WBO #9 featherweight Joel Brunker (17-0, 11 KOs) stopped Filipino Robert Lerio (13-11-1, 5 KOs) in eight rounds at The Cube in Campbelltown, NSW, Australia on Thursday. Brunker controlled the action in most of the rounds as he connected with solid head and body shots. Lerio came to fight but was out gunned in all departments. Referee Brian McMahon crowned Brunker at 2:20 after Lerio had visited the canvas three times.

Australian welterweight champion Victor Chernous (11-1, 4 KOs) dominated Ray Musson (7-6, 5 KOs) of New Zealand over six action rounds. Chernous counter punched effectively and outworked Musson in all the rounds. Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.

Welterweight Alex Ahtong (5-9-2, 4 KOs) was awarded a three round technical decision over Robert Whaley (4-2, 2 KOs) when the bout was stopped because of a cut eye suffered by Whaley due to an accidental head clash.

Super middleweight prospect Leroy Brown (7-3-1, 4 KOs) stopped veteran Frank Ciampa (9-17, 5 KOs) in six rounds. Brown had Ciampa in trouble in round six and the referee crowned him at 1:04.

Former Miss World entrant Lauryn Eagle (2-0-1, 1 KO) was held to a six round draw by Eilem Forrest (0-1-1) in an exciting contest that had the action continually see-sawing. Scores were: 57-57, 55-59, 57-57. IBO welterweight champion Lovemore Ndou trains Eagle and said, “Lauryn went into the fight with an injured right hand and also was in the recent Bridge to Bridge water ski competition which is a marathon event. I take nothing away from Forrest who has only lost to the new WBO world champ Erin McGowan. Forrest also has had 13 Muay Thai amateur fights.”

Ndou added, “I want to thank Graham Shaw and Brian Willmott for doing a great job in Lauryn’s corner. I am in Mexico training for my fight against Saul Alvarez who I plan to take to school on December 4 and put the first loss on his record.”

Cruiserweight Oscer Siale (13-7, 4 KOs) scored a four round majority decision over Danny Price (6-2-2, 4 KOs) in a crowd pleaser. Scores were: 40-38, 38-37, 38-38.

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Promoter: Bill Treacy




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