Tonight’s Bundrage-Spinks winner will likely be ignored by Saul Alvarez
(Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME) By Dan Ambrose: About the only thing interesting about tonight’s fight between IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage (31-4, 18 KO’s) and Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KO’s) was that the winner of the fight had a slight chance of being picked out to face WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KO’s) on September 15th in a pay-per-view bout.
That unfortunately isn’t going to happen now, as Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has ruled the winner of this fight out as a potential opponent for the 21-year-old Alvarez to fight. Instead of getting to see Alvarez face the winner of the Bundrage vs. Spinks fight, we’ll have to settle for watching Alvarez face someone like Carlos Quintana, who I feel is a considerable step down from the likes of Bundrage.
Bundrage, 39, will be fighting for the first time in 2012 in his fight tonight at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California, United States. Bundrage hasn’t exactly been the most active champion since winning the IBF strap in 2010. He only once last year in beating Sechew Powell in June. After tonight, I imagine we’ll be lucky if Bundrage fights again this year, although if he somehow gets picked out to face Alvarez, we’ll definitely be seeing Bundrage in September.
Bundrage will very likely bludgeon Spinks into submission tonight. He easily beat Spinks in 2010, winning by a 5th round TKO in a fight that was never even slightly competitive. It was brutally one-sided, as Spinks didn’t have the power to stand up to Bundrage and was really pounded in that fight.