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“K9” Bundrage Wins IBF Crown over Sluggish Molina


Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (34-5-2, 19 KOs) scored a ten-round unanimous decision victory over Carlos Molina (22-6, 6 K0s) to win the IBF Light Middleweight crown at the Hotel Complex in Cancun, Mexico.

Bundrage easily controlled the fight with a long jab and powerful counter right hands.

Molina looked sluggish in every round as a he struggled to close the distance, missed several opportunities to land left hooks and right hands, and was dropped once in each of rounds one and 10.

Bundrage won with scores of 116-109, 117-106, and 115-110. He is now the oldest man to have won a Light Middleweight title at 41 years of age.

The IBF title’s road comes full circle after Bundrage lost the title to Ishe Smith in February of 2013, only to have it won by Molina in September of that year.

Molina had not fought since winning the title last year and showed it tonight in his loss against Bundrage tonight. He faces a tough roadblock in his career after immigration issues prevented a pay-per-view title defense against Jermall Charlo in March.

Bundrage, on the other hand, could now have a bigger payday in his future as a fight with Charlo, who was in attendance at the Hotel Complex along with his trainer Ronnie Shields, might be in his future.

Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, who are the two best fighters in the division not named Floyd Mayweather, could also be in Bundrage’s future as neither of the two currently hold a world title.

Erislandy Lara holds a version of the WBA title, while Alvarez lost his WBC and WBA titles to Mayweather last year.

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