K9 Bundrage-Joey Hernandez IBF Final Eliminator

By Luke Furman

The International Boxing Federation has approved Cornelius "K9" Bundrage (32-5, 19KOs) and Joey Hernandez (23-1-1, 13KOs) to battle in a junior middleweight final eliminator. K9 was last seen in February, where he lost a twelve round majority decision, and his IBF title, to Ishe Smith. Hernandez, who recently parted way with his promoter Don King, has been inactive since last November.

Last month, Smith lost his IBF title to Carlos Molina on the Mayweather-Canelo pay-per-view undercard. Molina makes his first defense on December 14th against former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz on the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

There is no date or venue for K9-Hernandez.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iniduoh on 10-15-2013

This is what is so f***ed up about boxing. We keep seeing the same tired no-hopers getting shots at the title gain and again. We need to see some young new faces.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 10-15-2013

Holy [I]s[/I]hit! "Twinkle Fingers" is lining up for a title shot?! Where's damit305? By the time this fight comes off, Joey wouldn't have fought in over a year. I hope Hernandez has at least been staying in shape. Luckily, "K9"…

Comment by King_ on 10-15-2013

Thought we were gonna see a K9-Baysangurov rematch, guess not

Comment by chocolate on 10-15-2013

[QUOTE=285Kid;13844100]Who is running the IBF? Molina lost to Kirkland he become mandatory, K9 lost his last fight now he in line for another title match???????/[/QUOTE] Molina vs Kirkland was a WBC eliminator bout and Kirkland won by a bull**** gift…

Comment by 285Kid on 10-15-2013

Who is running the IBF? Molina lost to Kirkland he become mandatory, K9 lost his last fight now he in line for another title match???????/

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