Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bundrage Jinxes Spinks Again; Russell, Lara Win

By Jake Donovan

Cornelius Bundrage has now scored two knockouts in as many tries against Cory Spinks. The latest came Saturday evneing, as Bundrage scored a 7th round stopage in their Showtime-televised main even at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. 

The bout lasted slightly longer than their first encounter nearly two years ago, but produced the same result. Bundrage floored Spinks (39-7,11KO) in the opening round, but fell in love with his power a little too early. Catching a tongue-lashing from legendary head trainer Emanuel Steward in between rounds, Bundrage (32-4, 19KO) came out focused and closed the deal with three knockdowns in round seven to end the fight.

The official time was 2:32 of round seven.

TELEVISED UNDERCARD

Six months into the year, Gary Russell Jr. made his 2012 debut. His arrival was an emphatic one, blasting through Christopher Perez with a 3rd round knockout. Russell Jr. (20-0, 12KO) scored a knockdown in round two and three more in the third round, at which point referee Pat Russell determined that Perez (23-3, 14KO) had enough. 

The official time was 1:41 of round three.

In the televised opener, Erislandy Lara banged out a unanimous decision win over Freddy Hernandez (30-3-1, 20KO). Scores were 95-94, 98-91 and 99-90 in favor of Lara (17-1-1, 11KO), who busted up Hernandez’ face with sharp punching throughout. Lara was docked a point in round eight for a cut-inducing headbutt. 

The future is uncertain for the Cuban star, though it has already been confirmed that he is not at all being considered as the September 15 opponent for unbeaten 154 lb. titlist Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Off camera, promising 140 lb. prospect Antonio Orozco cruised to a third-round knockout of Alberto Cruz. Orozco (15-0, 11KO) pummeled Cruz (9-4, 8KO) for nine straight minutes before the doctor stopped the bout in between rounds. Highlights will be shown on the Shobox broadcast.

FULL REPORT TO COME FROM CLIFF ROLD...

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox 
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by garfios on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=adrsan84;12294317]Actually comparing a mexican 21 year old with a 24 year old american with olympic pedigree is more thsn fair. Basically canelo was fighting professionals while he learned his craft. Russel is being brought along too slowly. The division is…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 07-01-2012

Great undercard fights.

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-01-2012

Denkins score of 95-94 4 Lara was really off, terrible, what was he watching or was he talking 2 Duane Ford & Cynthia Ross?? Russell needs 2 step up the opposition now, fighting setup guys time is over...

Comment by UTEP on 07-01-2012

Gary Russel jr is fast no doubt!! The question is will it be affective against Caballero, Garcia, Gonzalez, Dib, Salido, Chris John, JuanMa, etc. etc. etc......???

Comment by UTEP on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=Cubanstyle;12294190]They couldn't find anything better than this Christopher Perez ? the dude previous fight opponent record was 0-2-0 and still they tried to match him to Russel ?[/QUOTE] EXACTLY. They should have gave him at LEAST, a 2 week notice.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (62)
Top Headlines De La Hoya Expects Canelo vs. Chavez To Break 1 Million PPV Buys Canelo: Rivalry is Legit, Chavez Jr. Said A lot of Things About Me Jose Uzcategui vs. Andre Dirrell IBF Eliminator in Play Chavez: They Say Canelo is The Best, A Win Opens Many Doors Chocolatito Focused on Improving Defense, Speed in Camp Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Mexico City Lomachenko 'A Little Disappointed' He's Not Fighting Salido Next Sergey Lipinets To Return on Thurman vs. Garcia Undercard Chavez Sr: You've Seen The Best of Canelo, Not Julio - He Will Win Video: Izu Ugonoh Interview, Training For Dominic Breazeale Two Rio Olympians Ready To Be Showcased on Telemundo Jose Pedraza Eyes 135 Debut in May or June, Robert Easter Shot Michael Watson "Overwhelmed" By Support After Vicious Attack Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Come Together in Mexico City Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez in Play, April 8 on HBO Marco Huck Training With Urkal For Mairis Briedis Showdown Pearson vs. DeLoach Tops ShoBox Triple on February 24 Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. - Ticket Information Klitschko: Fury Played Mental Games With Me, Destroyed Himself Ugonoh's Coach: A Win Over Breazeale Could Lead To Wilder Scott Quigg Leaves Joe Gallagher, Teams Up With Freddie Roach Trainer: Chavez Jr. Will Face The Best Possible Version of Canelo! Chad Dawson: Adonis Stevenson is NOT a Real World Champion! Adrien Broner-Adrian Granados: Post-Fight Report Card Rakeem Noble: Beating Tommy Coyle Opens Doors For Me Frankie Gavin Leaves Max McCracken, Joins Eastside Gym Ivan Dychko Turns Pro, Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch Tommy Coyle To Face Rakeem Noble In Hull; Kofi Yates Out Haye: I Know I Can Beat Joshua, I Want To Fight Him Next Hunter Says Canelo is Doing Golovkin Dirty With Flat Fee Offer Klitschko Banking on Experience To Push Him Past Joshua "Fighting Words" - Thomas Williams Jr. Took the Hard Way Out Broner: I'm Not Gonna Lie; Granados Hurt Me One Time in Fight Igor Mikhalkin Aims To Get Back in The Mix After PED Mess Photo: Chavez Jr. Arrives To Mexico City Looking Very Slim Magomed Madiev, Khegai, Agadzhanyan Win in Moscow Promoter: To Gain Credibility, Beterbiev Has To Fight on The Road Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados - CompuBox Punch Stats Martinez Will Give Advice To Sosa Ahead of Lomachenko Fight Showtime's Espinoza on Joshua Gaining U.S. Fans, Wilder Clash
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement