FORMER IBF WORLD CHAMPION Cornelius "K9" Bundrage more than just a contender. #HeliumRadio
The Boxing Breakdown host Mark Roxey chats with former IBF Super Middle Weight Champion of the World and Former Contender Celebrity Mr. Cornelius “K9” Bundrage.
The Interview spans “k9’s” storied career and his early career at the world famous “Kronk” gym. Training under Hall of Fame Inductee Mr. Emmanuel Stewart. Roxey Probs Bundrage’s powerful climb to the top of the sport and his current life after boxing in the ring.
A little about Cornelius “K9” Bundrage.
Cornelius “K9” Bundrage. (born April 25, 1973) is an American professional boxer. He is a two-time former world champion, having held the IBF junior middleweight title twice between 2010 and 2015. In 2006 he was a contestant on season two of the Contender reality TV show, where he reached the semi-finals.
Starting out in boxing, Bundrage was a top prospect, remaining undefeated for ten years, which saw his record at (21-0, 13 KOs). As his alias K9 suggests, Bundrage had a reputation of being a dog inside the ring, damaging his opponents with fierce combinations. Cornelius’ professional boxing record stands at (32-4, 19 KO’s). Bundrage has shared the ring with 7 former world champions during his professional boxing career. Bundrage is currently a world champion boxing free-agent. His advisor is Bill Waller, and managed by Shawana Bundrage.
In 2006, professional boxer Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage was a participant on ESPN’s “The Contender” Season 2 boxing reality television show, with Hall of fame host Sugar Ray Leonard and Sylvester Stallone in Hollywood, California. During the show, Bundrage was viewed by millions of fans each week for fourteen weeks straight. He also was named “fan favorite” out of sixteen boxers from all over the United States. Bundrage was the last picked, winding up on the Blue Team. Wanting to avenge the slight, he volunteered to be the first member of his team to box in the tournament (quoting Matthew 20:16, “And the last shall be first”) and found himself in a match against Michael Clark. In a tightly fought battle for five rounds, the two found themselves practically tied on points, Bundrage knocked Clark down with a massive right hand to the temple, which won him the fifth round on 2 of the 3 judge’s scorecards and won a majority decision (2 judges said Bundrage won, 1 said it was a draw). Bundrage moved along in the tournament, while Clark was forced to hang up his gloves and go home.
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