Wolak Fires Back at "Feline" Bundrage: Fight Me on 12/3
By Ryan Burton
In an earlier story on BoxingScene.com, IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage responded to the recent challenges that were made by title contender Pawel Wolak. K9 insinuated that Wolak's team may try to influence the IBF's decision to not sanction a potential fight with Ricardo Mayorga as a title fight. Wolak found that statement laughable.
"How could me or my team sabotage a Feline Bundrage and Ricardo Mayorga fight? They are both Don King fighters. I do think if he is dumb enough to take that fight that he will lose in Nicaragua. But I don’t think the IBF will allow that fight. Mayorga, while kind of entertaining probably isn't ranked or if he is it would be very low. How old is he? Are they trying to make this the geriatric championship?" Wolak told BoxingScene.
In the same story Bundrage said that because his next fight is a voluntary defense that he would make a business decision when selecting his next opponent. He said that he would be looking for the fight that makes the most dollars and sense. Wolak had a response for that statement as well.
"I am not his mandatory so he doesn’t have to fight me, yet. Top Rank is never going to pay him hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight me and will never give Don King options on me. That dude couldn't even get his last title fight on TV and I am offering him a pay-per-view show on December 3rd on the Cotto-Margarito date. He is barking like crazy. Nobody wants to fight him and I am giving him a gift and he is just looking the gift horse right in the mouth. Feline Bundrage should recognize his worth and give me a shot."
Wolak said that while he respects Bundrage, the former Contender series participant needs a bigger name on hs resume so he will be recognized as a legitimate champion. Wolak feels that he would fit that bill.
"He is a good fighter but the world wants to see how good he really is. If he beats me, all questions about him being a legitimate title holder go away as he has never been pressured like he would be with me and he will be tested to the end. It will kind of be like the tail wagging the dog."
Wolak feels that a fight with Bundrage makes sense for both fighters. Wolak will get the title shot he craves while he also believes that a fight on the Cotto undercard will be the most lucrative opportunity out there for K9.
Wolak said, "Like he said, I am not his mandatory, yet. If I have to go to plan B to become his mandatory so be it and he will be forced to take what will likely be less money on a lesser card than the Cotto pay-per-view show on December 3rd which will be bananas. He won't get on that historic show with any other fighter."
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K9 to win if it goes...Wolak just gets hit too much....a jab and heart and K9 has both...he's not great and got a gift title but he's competent...I'd rather see K9 and Delvin...Comment by Str8 on 08-10-2011
Why do people hate on k9 so much. he changed his life from being a drug dealer and a thug to getting GOD in his life to becoming a successful boxer. this guy box to feed his family just like…Comment by Str8 on 08-10-2011
Why does people keep talking about the SPinks fight. K9 has defending the strap since then. Against the Most Avoided fighter at 154 Sechew Powell according to RIng Mag. Powell would beat any of the top 154 pounders easily, and…Comment by Str8 on 08-10-2011
k9 would knock wolak out it wouldnt be nice at all. he just beat Sechew Powell with no problem. and Coo would wreck Vanes, Lara, Wolak, Latimore again actually any of the top 154 pounders out there. He probably giving…Comment by sebastianb7312 on 08-10-2011
WOlak is a poor mans Canelo fighting a WW who he went to a draw with, that had no power, but with his jab Delvin just managed to keep his distance enough to get a draw...ANyone with some power would…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (14)