Tyrone Brunson is eyeing a return to the ring in the coming months following a second career defeat earlier this year on the back of a 27 month absence since his first loss to the highly-ranked Carson Jones.
The 27 year-old had previously gone on an astonishing 19-fight first round knockout streak before a draw with Antonio Soriano in August 2008 and has since going through a patchy period, culminating in his second loss to James De la Rosa in March.
“We passed on a rematch with De la Rosa as it won’t do anything for my career at this point,” Brunson told World Boxing News.
“I am just hoping to get back on track in 2012 and compete for a title and I don’t mind fighting the best to be the best.
“There is talk of maybe fighting at 147lbs, but for now I think I will stay at 154lbs.
“I just want to thank my loyal fans who stuck by me and I want to tell everybody who criticized me that I took and a half years off and came back against a good fighter. My timing and rhythm was off and I was rusty, but everybody has seen the talent I possess and I’ll be back in the ring soon.”
‘Young Gun’ broke Edwin Valero’s 18-fight first round knockout record in 2008 and although Brunson was heavily chastised for some of the fighters on his record, the Philadelphian is out to prove he deserves to be up with the elite after slipping down the rankings.