Richmond, Australia: Feather: Joel Brunker (28-1) W KO 2 Rey Las Pinas (19-11-5).
Brunker returns with a quick win. In his first fight since losing his unbeaten record against Lee Selby, Brunker was hoping to get some rounds under his belt. Filipino Las Pinas came to fight and was willing to stand and trade with Brunker on the inside. That got him through the first round but a wicked left hook to the lower ribs had Las Pinas retreating in agony and going down before rolling onto his back and taking the full count. Fighting in his hometown the 28-year-old Brunker makes it 16 wins by KO/TKO. The ninth round stoppage loss against Selby in October cost former Olympian Brunker his world rating and a title fight. He wins the vacant IBO Oceania crown. Las Pinas, also 28, loses inside the distance for only the second time. He is rated No 15 by the GAB and is 4-5-1 in his last 10 fights,