Cornelius Bundrage regains IBF title belt at age of 41
American light-middleweight Corneluis ‘K9’ Bundrage is the IBF title holder for the second time in his career after dismantling Carlos Molina in the Mexican’s first defence of the belt.
Bundrage dropped Molina in the first and tenth rounds on the way to a comprehensive 116-109, 117-106, 115-110 victory on the scorecards in the champion’s own backyard.
Being docked a point in the eighth round for a rabbit punch had no bearing on the end result as the former Contender star regained the championship he lost to rival Ishe Smith via split decision in September 2013.
At 41, Bundrage becomes the second oldest world champion in the sport behind the evergreen Bernard ‘The Alien’ Hopkins, who is the unified light-heavyweight champion as he approaches his 50th birthday.
With the win, Bundrage improves to 34-5, whilst 31 year-old Molina drops a sixth career defeat in 30 bouts, but is still yet to be stopped in his entire career despite the setbacks.
In chief support at the Oasis Hotel in Cancun, Mexico, Rene Alvarado is back to winning ways following his recent loss to Rocky Suarez as the Nicaraguan ended the seven-fight winning streak of Juan Pablo Sanchez on via a unanimous decision.
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