|K9 Bundrage: “K9 vs. Canelo is Predestined, so Let’s Make it Happen!”
By "Big Dog" Benny Henderson Jr, Doghouse Boxing (July 3, 2012) Doghouse Boxing (Photos © German Villasenor, Doghouse)
past Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in
Indio, California, televised live on Showtime’s ShoBox, IBF light
middleweight titlist, Cornelius “K9“ Bundrage 32-4 (19), kept his
strap by once again by knocking out former title holder, Cory Spinks
39-7 (11). After the bout the name of Saul Avlarez was brought up,
and in this exclusive interview K9 talks Canelo, Cotto, Lara, Don
King, Golden Boy, Manny Pacquiao, and more, enjoy.
Henderson Jr.: Congrats on winning the rematch, as well as retaining
your title, give the readers your thoughts on the victory.
Cornelius “K9” Bundrage: It
feels good to be the world champ, I am just happy for my family, if I
do not deserve it, they do. And I am happy for my city of
Detroit, I love my city.
The second fight was no different then the first bout style-wise,
a southpaw fights a right hander, it can get crazy. With Spinks doing
all of that ducking, holding and grabbing, I heard he was lifting
weights to get stronger for this fight, but I still knew that I was
stronger than him. I am naturally strong guy, and I proved that, my
spiritual strength, mental strength, and natural strength. I do know
a fighter as strong as the K9.
After the fight, you proclaimed to be the “Black Rocky”, explain
I come to fight, whether I am bruised up or bleeding, I am not going
to give up. When I lost my first fight, I came back and won a bigger
fight. If you knock me down I am going to get up, there is no quit in
me. Rocky did the same, the first shall be last, the last shall be
Let’s get to Saul Alvarez, he needs an opponent for his bout in
September, although your name has been brought up in the mix, Richard
Schaefer of Golden Boy has stated that you will not be in line to
fight Canelo, but you may be matched up against Erislandy Lara. Your
thoughts on it all, and do you have any info?
my next fight is against a southpaw, it will be against Manny
Pacquiao. I am southpaw tired. I will be fighting September 15th
against Canelo, or Cotto I think in December. Or we will wait until
Floyd gets out, but I am not looking to fight no southpaws unless it
is Manny Pacquiao. I am the best fighter out there for Canelo, why
not make that fight, it would be Mike Tyson vs. Rocky Marciano dream
match. That is the reason I want to do business with Golden Boy, when
I talked to my manager he told me they were looking to make a fight
with me against Canelo, when I was with Don King, but King wanted
more money. So now that I am not with King, it is possible that we
may sign with Golden Boy and we can make the fight.
Anything in closing?
is my year, no matter who I fight, I will be ready, you cannot hold
me down, God is great, you can run but you cannot hide, I am going to
find you. Another thing I want to make very clear, I am a world
champion, I did not bring my belt for the fight on Showtime, because
I felt like my belt was not going anywhere. I earned my strap, I am
an elite fighter, what other fighter do people want Canelo to fight?
It is predestined for Canelo and I to fight, if you cannot beat a
thirty-nine year old, you should not be fighting. I am not begging
for the fight, I am going to get mine, why fight somebody without a
belt, if I do, then it should be Cotto, he has a great name. I am
looking to fight somebody who wants to fight, Lara is a boxer, I want
to fight somebody who wants to fight! K9 and Canelo, K9 or Cotto,
people wants to see two people who will fight.
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