After a debut fight on October 2008, Joel Brunker (age 34) has now built a record of 28 wins, 2 losses, 0 draws over a 30 fight career so far. The longest KO streak that Brunker has ever had is 5 throughout his 30 fights and his longest winning streak is 27 wins. This started on October 2008 and came to an end on August 2013.
In a successful debut, Brunker fought Emanuel Micallef in a 4 round fight defeating him over the distance and becoming only the 5th person to defeat Micallef. Brunker continued on his journey to success by fighting 3 times in 2008 and 3 times in 2010 beating fighters such as Mongkolchai Patavikorngym, Roel Mangan and Flash Villacura in his next 15 fights.
Manu Emery was up next for Brunker on March 5th, 2010. Brunker continued with his winning streak by beating Emery. Brunker's fight against Manu Emery came in the 5th round of a 8 round fight via TKO. Brunker became the first person to stop Emery. 4 wins followed where Brunker went on to be the 5th person to stop Carlos Lopez (Round 2 KO), 5th person to stop Roberto Lerio and 3rd person to stop Ernie Gonzales jr (Round 7 TKO).
On March 18th, 2011, Brunker was in action again beating Marangin Marbun taking his win streak to 18 wins. The win came in the 4th round of a 12 round fight via RTD. Brunker was the 3rd person to stop Marangin in his career. Brunker then went on to win a further 7 fights taking his record to 25 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.
Furthering his career, Brunker fought Maxsaisai Sithsaithong on May 17th, 2013 and advanced his winning streak to 26 wins. Becoming the first person to stop Maxsaisai Sithsaithong, Brunker beat Sithsaithong via KO in the 4th round of a 10 round fight. Brunker then went on to face Mike Oliver where he added another win to his tally.
Unfortunately, the first defeat of Brunker's career came against Lee Selby on October 11th, 2014 in Brunker's 28th professional fight. Brunker faced the first defeat of his career against Lee Selby in the 9th round of a 12 round fight via TKO.
Brunker entered his next fight with a mostly successful record of 27-1-0 and took this to 28 wins with a win against Rey Las pinas on February 13th, 2015 via TKO. Las pinas was stopped in the 2nd round via TKO meaning Brunker was the 3rd person to stop this opponent in his career.
The next defeat of Brunker's career came against Josh Warrington on September 5th, 2015. This took his career record to 28-2-0. A valiant effort from Brunker, but one that was out of his reach technically. The fight came to a close after the final bell in a UD loss for Brunker. A setback for Brunker pro journey for sure.