By Phil D. Jay
IBF light-middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage has announced that he is now a free agent after leaving promoter Don King and wants to negotiate a unification clash with WBC belt holder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto undercard, which is scheduled for May 5th in Las Vegas.
The 38 year-old has held the red belt for almost 18 months since dethroning Cory Spinks and has been calling out some of the biggest names in the fight game as he looks to seal a mega-fight before stepping away from boxing.
The Detroit-native’s only previous defense was a mandatory points win over former foe Sechew Powell, in which the former Contender Series star avenged a 2005 first round knockout defeat to the ‘Iron Horse.’
‘K9’ is now lined up to face another former opponent as Spinks has ironically, recently scored a victory over Powell to become Bundrage’s next mandatory, although the champion is hoping to meet ‘Canelo’ in May to avoid a less high-profile bout with Spinks for the time being.
“I no longer have a promoter and the unification fight is there to be made, there are no excuses now,” said Bundrage.
Bundrage then hopes that a win over Alavarez could lead to a shot at Floyd Mayweather after the WBC welterweight champion stepped up to 154lbs to square-off against WBA belt holder Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand.
“K9 vs Canelo and Mayweather vs Cottom three super-welterweight titles on the line in one night with the winners fighting [later on] in an undisputed bout,” Bundrage said.
Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net