After nearly two long years, former Two-Division World Champion Cory Spinks will finally get the chance to even the score with IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage, when the two will meet up in an intriguing title fight rematch that headlines a special Saturday night edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on June 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
In their first fight on August 7, 2010, Bundrage stunned Spinks in front of his hometown fans in St. Louis, seizing the IBF 154-pound title with a 5th round technical knockout victory. Spinks will look to exact revenge on neutral ground in Indio on June 30.
Hard-hitting Cornelius Bundrage (31-4, 18 KO’s) didn’t have an easy road on his way to the top, but with determination, an aggressive style and fight-ending power, he earned championship gold. A former star of NBC’s hit boxing reality show ‘The Contender,’ the Detroit native used his notoriety from the series to propel himself into the top ten and beyond, defeating Chris Smith, Kassim Ouma and Grady Brewer to earn a title shot in 2010. Despite the odds against him, Bundrage defeated the hometown hero and after defending his title (and avenging an earlier loss) by beating Sechew Powell in 2011, the 39-year-old is ready to meet Spinks again.
One of the top boxers of this era, St. Louis’ former Undisputed Welterweight World Champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KO’s) is a slick boxer who possesses an impressive defensive game along with a will to win that is second to none. A member of one of boxing’s first families, along with his father Leon and uncle Michael, Spinks joined them among the roll call of world champions in 2003 when he defeated Michele Piccirillo for the IBF Welterweight World Title. Spinks defended his belt three times before losing it to Zab Judah in their 2005 rematch, but by 2006 he was a champion again, beating Roman Karmazin for the Junior Middleweight World Title. After losing and regaining the belt in 2008 and 2009 respectively, Spinks lost his title to Bundrage in August of 2010, but after back-to-back wins on the comeback trail, the 34-year-old has his sights set on capturing a world championship yet again.
Bundrage vs. Spinks, a 12 round fight for the IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The ShoBox: The New Generation telecast will air live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.