Tim Bradley Slides in, Snatches K9 Bundrage Shot?

By Steve Kim

While there are reports of IBF junior middleweight belt-holder Cornelius 'K9' Bundrage (34-5, 19KOs) facing WBC middleweight champ Miguel Cotto in June, there is the distinct possibility that Bundrage could instead be facing 'the Desert Storm', Tim Bradley (31-1-1, 12KOs).

Promoter Bob Arum confirmed that Top Rank (which handles Bradley) has had serious discussions with Bundrage and he described the talks as "good."

"We've concluded and we're just waiting to get the dates from HBO," Arum told

Could Bunrdage-Bradley be paired with Felix Verdejo on June 13th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden?

"That's a big possibility, we'll see. Or maybe it maybe that we'll do the fight in Mexico City," said Arum.

So if not Bundrage, who does Cotto fight in the summer?

Arum quipped - ''Well, let him fight (Gaby) Penagaricano (who is Cotto's adviser)."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 03-23-2015

Bottom line is don't bite the hand that feeds you. Cotto made his move and now Arum has the cash to make him pay. He has done business with that man long enough to know that he is a snake…

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 03-23-2015

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;15492631]Getting in a bidding war and [B][U]overpaying[/U][/B] for K9 is bad business. Arum is clearly attempting to retaliate against Cotto for going with another promoter.[/QUOTE] You've seen the numbers?

Comment by WarMaidana on 03-22-2015

not sure what roc ation was thinkinng signing cotto for so much money especially when there are no big name fights for him anymore unless he decides to grow a pair to fight GGG or canelo

Comment by WarMaidana on 03-22-2015

this is a ****ty fight. Why not do bradley vs rios?

Comment by Ringlife on 03-22-2015

Arum cutting deep taking things personally.

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