Tauranga professional boxer Gunnar "The Stunna" Jackson will notch up a notable milestone when he enters the at the ABA (Auckland Boxing Association) Stadium tonight.
The veteran fighter, who boxes out of TGA Box Health and Fitness, will contest his 40th professional contest since making his debut in May 2010.
Jackson will take top billing on the Shane Cameron Fight Night, to be shown on Sky Television, when he squares off with Shay Brock in a super-welterweight bout. Trained by Cameron's coach Henry Schuster, Brock will bring an unbeaten 12-0-0 record to the ABA ring.
Jackson will provide a stern test for Brock to keep his unbeaten start to his pro career intact. Over the last seven years, Jackson has been in with the best in the Asia/Oceania region, winning international titles in the light-heavyweight, super-middleweight and middleweight divisions.
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Two of Gunnar's best performances have come against well-known names. He took former world champion Anthony Mundine to the wire, before losing a points decision in Brisbane.
In Las Vegas, Jackson also went 12 rounds with 2012 Olympic Gold medallist Ryan Murota before tasting defeat.
While the Brock camp are touting their fighter as the next star in New Zealand boxing, they will have a battle royal on their hands against Gunner Jackson tonight.