By Rick Scharmberg
Former “Contender” star Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (29-4, 17 KOs), of Detroit, Michigan is the top-rated IBF contender, and is the mandatory challenger to IBF junior middleweight champion Cory Spinks. Twice he had his long-awaited title shot scheduled, and twice he saw it evaporate the week before the fight. “This is worse than the boy who cried wolf,” said Bundrage. “I went to camp in Florida for a month. I have a newborn at home, and that was a month I could have spent with him. Maybe Cory Spinks is scared. Nobody wants to fight me unless I have a terrible outing,” he said. “Then again, I ain’t the one walking around at 200-pounds,” said Bundrage, alluding to rumors that Spinks’ weight issues led to the first cancellation.
“He knew this fight wasn’t gonna happen. That’s why he was barking so much. I took the fight in his hometown, and I even took a pay cut. I’m the mandatory so nobody did me any favors. I’m a mad dog, and I got to let it out,” he said.
“Let it be known that I am now “Iron Man” Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage. God has something big in store for me, and that’s why he is making me wait,” he said.
Bundrage has not fought sine last June, when he and Yuri Foreman fought to a three-round no decision after Foreman was accidentally cut.
K-9 informed Fightnews.com that the Spinks bout has been tentatively postponed until August, when a potential TV date may become available.