Joel Brunker hopes for Nort Beauchamp rematch after points loss

Joel Brunker hopes boxing officials will grant him a rematch after what he described as a 'disappointing' decision going against him in July. Picture: Geoff Jones
Joel Brunker hopes boxing officials will grant him a rematch after what he described as a 'disappointing' decision going against him in July. Picture: Geoff Jones

RICHMOND boxer Joel Brunker is hoping boxing officials will ask for a rematch, after he lost on points to New Zealand boxer Nort Beauchamp earlier this month.

It was just the third loss of Brunker’s 36-fight career, and Brunker told the Gazette he was disappointed by the decision.

“It was a competitive fight but I didn't think it was overly in his favour,” he said.

"I had a bit of a slow start but I dictated it from the third and fourth rounds.

“It is very disappointing.”

Brunker said his management team had approached boxing officials, and asked whether they would consider forcing a rematch and he was still waiting to hear back on whether a decision would be reached.

“It was a competitive fight but I didn't think it was overly in his favour,” he said.

“When I came back to the corner at the end of the ninth, they told me I was behind and I needed to knock him out.

“I went at him like a bull and had him pretty shaky but he held on.”

Regardless of the result, Brunker said he enjoyed the 10-round fight.

“All the fights since my previous loss have been first or second round knockouts and they didn't go very far,” he said.

“he fight was good. It was the first good hard fight I've had for a long time, I loved it. I didn't feel old at all.”