Sunday 1 July 2012

After disposing of Spinks, Bundrage wants Canelo...

IBF champ Cornelius Bundrage.
39-year old IBF light-middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage showed on Saturday night that even at his age, he can still compete at the top level of the sport. 'K9' put on one of his career-best performances against Cory Spinks, knocking him down four times and then stopping him in the seventh.

Whilst Spinks (39-6, 11 KO's) is not a top fighter at light-middleweight, and he certainly is no Saul Alvarez or Miguel Cotto, he is still a decent fighter that would be a tough challenge for most  people at 154lb. So the fact that Bundrage disposed of him relatively easy, shows that 'K9' is still a force to be feared in the division.
Erislandy Lara.
And he wants to prove this even further by fighting the 21-year old Mexican superstar Saul Alvarez.

Bundrage called out the WBC world champ in the post-fight interview.

"The black 'Rocky' versus Canelo. Let's get it on... We want Canelo! We want Canelo," Bundrage exclaimed. "I think that would be a good fight. I ain't going nowhere. You see how I fight. I fight. I don't even really think about doing no jabbing. No, I fight. He a fighter. I'm a fighter. Let's fight."

Also on the card, was another potential opponent for Alvarez on September 15th, Erislandy Lara. The Cuban 29-year old scored a wide unanimous decision over Freddy Hernandez and also looked pretty good whilst doing it.

At the moment, it looks as though these two men are the only two people that would be allowed by the WBC and put up a good fight against Alvarez. Personally, I'd rather see 'Canelo' fight Lara but either of them would be an interesting fight. Not the best, but still interesting.

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