Fight updates: Bundrage-Charlo; McDonnell-Kameda II; Ortiz-Stiverne; Yamanaka-Moreno

Phil D Jay / WBC 06/08/2015

Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage is set to finally defend his IBF super welterweight title almost a year after regaining the belt against Carlos Molina.

The veteran, 42, will be up against promising contender Jermall Charlo in a fight heading to Connecticut on September 12.

Elsewhere on September 6 at the American Bank Center in Texas, a super middleweight clash between Anthony Dirrell and Marco Antonio Rubio has been confirmed alongside a WBA bantamweight title rematch between Jamie McDonnell and Tomoki Kameda. The pair met back in May with McDonnell edging an entertaining contest to put an end to former WBO belt holder Kameda’s undefeated record.

McDonnell’s trainer and manager Dave Coldwell confirmed to WBN on Thursday that the fight is a done deal which represents a third defence for the talented Doncaster man.

On the October 17 Gennady Golovkin v David Lemieux bill at Madison Square Garden, heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Bermane Stiverne are reportedly in talks for a clash that could eventually land the winner a shot at the world title, whilst Panamanian Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno travels to Japan to fight formidable undefeated WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka on September 22nd.

Moreno has already been training for two hard and rugged months knuckling down to a marathon of challenges.

A talented hard-hitting WBC Champion, Yamanaka is certainly one of the most brilliant Champions of today and Moreno is up for the task.

“I am getting prepared and I’m going to conquer the WBC belt.” vowed “Chemito” who insists he knows all qualities but also frailties of the Champion.

One of the most important factors to be mastered is height, speed and reach, as part of the overall strategy.