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Exclusive: Cornelius Bundrage rules out Rhodes

Former world light-middleweight title challenger Ryan Rhodes’ declaration that he is targeting a bout with IBF belt holder Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage has been met with a clear response by the American champion, who isn’t going to wait for the Briton to position himself for a shot.

The 38-year-old is currently awaiting a shortlist for his next defense of the title and exclusively reveals to WBN that Rhodes, 35, will not be in line for a shot after he makes an eight-round comeback at the weekend in Rotherham.

“Time is all we got. Rhodes doesn’t have no time,” Bundrage preached to World Boxing News.

“Don’t’ waste it trying to take my belt as it won’t happen, and that’s all you got.”

Sheffield’s Rhodes will fight Siarhei Khomitski at the Magna Centre on Saturday in his first bout since losing to Saul Alvarez in the twelfth and final round in Mexico and can ill afford another loss at this stage of his career.

Cornelius Bundrage

Former Contender Series star Bundrage has made just one defense of his belt since dethroning Cory Spinks in August 2010.

He is expected to announce his second in the coming weeks after chasing Oscar De La’s likes Hoya and Manny Pacquiao unsuccessfully.

WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.