By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Promoter Gary Shaw already has a close connection with Australian boxing having taken IBF/WBA middleweight champ Daniel Geale and former IBF/WBA/WBC champion Vic Darchinyan to world titles. Gary is now promoting classy WBO rated featherweight Joel Brunker who will make his debut in the USA on October 27. Shaw, Geale and Brunker will be at ringside for the Julio Chavez vs Sergio Martinez on Saturday night in Las Vegas with Geale looking forward to challenging the winner with the WBA, IBF and WBC titles up for grabs.
“The winner of Chavez Jr. and Martinez could be my next opponent,” said Geale. “I’m willing to fight the best out there and my promoter Gary Shaw is ready to make it happen. It’s an interesting fight and the winner puts himself in a great position to challenge me. I never shy away from a great test and I’ll be ready to go when Gary Shaw tells me who my next opponent will be.”
Geale’s fellow countryman, undefeated featherweight contender Joel Brunker (23-0, 13 KOs), will join him while they both attend fight week activities. Brunker said “I’m excited to be traveling to the United States and be present for Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez. I’ll remain in the States and start my training camp in preparation for my fight scheduled for October 27th. Daniel Geale and I both want to show the United States audience what we are made of.”
Shaw added “I’m extremely excited to be promoting the best fighters out of Australia. Grange Old School Gym has been fantastic working with me and Daniel Geale, and it’s been a pleasure working with Angelo DiCarlo with Joel Brunker. The future looks bright for my company being that we have a great working relationship with all the top talent from the land down under.”