Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (35-5, 19KO’s) won the IBF light middleweight title with a unanimous decision against Mexican Carlos Molina (22-6-2, 6KO’s) in Cancun, Mexico last night.
Bundrage pummeled his opponent with unanimous decision scorecards of 116-109, 117-106 and 115-110, dropping Molina twice, once in the first round and again in the tenth.
When this match up was announced a few months ago, nobody was under any illusion about the style match up this fight would create, it would be horrible. However the world were pleasantly surprised as both fighters served up an engaging fiery contest with knock downs and ultimately a new champion.
Bundrage seemed to land most of the power shots throughout the contest, whilst Molina, after a sustained period of thirteen months out of the ring seemed ridden with rust and unable to match the cardiovascular levels which caused Ishe Smith so many problems in Las Vegas last year.
The new champion now looks likely to be forced to defend his new belt against existing mandatory challenger Jermall Charlo straight away, after the American was denied an opportunity to contest the belt against former champion Molina after the Mexican was imprisoned the week of the fight due to visa immigration issues.