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K9 Bundrage is Ready To Give James Kirkland His Shot

By Ryan Burton

IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage recently reached out to BoxingScene.com to give his take on James Kirkland's TKO victory over Alfredo Angulo. Bundrage admits that he didn't pick Kirkland to come out with the victory against the Mexican slugger. He did however lavish his fellow junior middleweight with praise.

"I thought Angulo would win.  Kirkland showed heart getting up from that punch. Kirkland did a good job," said Bundrage.

The former Contender series participant has been looking for a big fight since defeating Sechew Powell in June. He said that he had no problem giving Kirkland a shot at his title.

"I will give the opportunity to Kirkland because of his performance! He proved himself to the other guy (Angulo) but he hasn't proven himself to me," Bundrage told BoxingScene.com.

In closing K9 said that besides facing Kirkland he is interested in unifying titles and making the biggest fights possible.  He said that he would consider facing any title holder or any other big money fight.

"I'm in the business for belts and bread! The WBO World Champ (Zaurbek Baysangurov) can get it again.  I beat him in Germany and now he's a world champ.  I want his belt and I also want (Miguel) Cotto's belt."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 11-15-2011

[QUOTE=SekondzOut;11428299]nope...he don't bite hard enough....I hope this gets inked though....a real dog fight!!....lets get it :boxing:[/QUOTE] You said it G-Dep..LOL J/K...

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 11-15-2011

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;11425451]Can Bundrage keep Kirkland off him for 12 rounds?[/QUOTE] nope...he don't bite hard enough....I hope this gets inked though....a real dog fight!!....lets get it :boxing:

Comment by garfios on 11-15-2011

[QUOTE=brains4boxing;11428014]kirkland should fight k-9 4 the title.....a unification match wit alvarez in mexico will be big i'll take this fight over kirkland vs molina even though molina deserves a big fight molina can fight lara in a rematch since molina…

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 11-15-2011

Kirkland has the flashy advantages but I think K-9 is the tougher man so it is interesting. Kirkland deserves to be the favorite and K-9 would be a fight that suits his style, but I still find it an interesting…

Comment by brains4boxing on 11-15-2011

kirkland should fight k-9 4 the title.....a unification match wit alvarez in mexico will be big i'll take this fight over kirkland vs molina even though molina deserves a big fight molina can fight lara in a rematch since molina…

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