Cornelius "K9" Bundrage To Snap Inactivity in Dearborn, Michigan

By Francisco Salazar

Former junior middleweight world titleholder Cornelius Bundrage will return to the ring Saturday night, co-trainer Jay Hernandez told Thursday morning.

The six round bout will take place at the Ford Community Center in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

It will be Bundrage’s first fight since losing the IBF 154-pound title to Jermall Charlo in September of 2015.


Bundrage (34-6, 10 KOs) won the title in his previous fight in October of 2014, outboxing Carlos Molina en route to a 12 round unanimous decision win.
Saturday night will mark the first time in almost four years the 43-year-old Bundrage will fight in his hometown of Detroit.

According to Hernandez, Bundrage is shaking off the ring-rust Saturday and is penciled to return to the ring next month, again in the Detroit area.

Gomez (20-20, 16 KOs) last fought on September 23, losing a six round unanimous decision to unbeaten Nestor Bravo. The fight with Bravo was fought at 135 pounds, so Gomez will move up at least two-three weight classes to fight Bundrage.

Also fighting on the Jaafar Promotions card will be unbeaten welterweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov. The Kazakh fighter will face Elvin Perez in a six round bout.
Eyubov (11-0, 10 KOs), who lives in Brooklyn but trains in Detroit, won a 10 round split decision over Karim Mayfield in his last bout on August 19.

Perez (28-16-4, 19 KOs), who hails from Nicaragua, has lost five of his last six bouts.

Promoter Dmitriy Salita is optimistic the hard-hitting Eyubov will fight again later this month.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by neilt631 on 01-07-2017

This is sad. From champion to 6 round bar room fights with a guy 3 weight classes lower than you??? omg

Comment by uniquehump on 01-05-2017

[QUOTE=Sadiqkingofko;17331593]I'm 5 minutes away so it wouldn't be hard, and I think tickets start at $27[/QUOTE] Cool. Thanks!!

Comment by Sadiqkingofko on 01-05-2017

[QUOTE=uniquehump;17331284]That would be cool. I wished I would of knew about this at least 4 weeks in advance. I may see what's going on. I'm in Saginaw, so I'm a couple hours away. Tickets can't be that expensive.[/QUOTE] I'm 5…

Comment by uniquehump on 01-05-2017

[QUOTE=Sadiqkingofko;17331100]I might go see this live[/QUOTE] That would be cool. I wished I would of knew about this at least 4 weeks in advance. I may see what's going on. I'm in Saginaw, so I'm a couple hours away. Tickets…

Comment by Sadiqkingofko on 01-05-2017

I might go see this live

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