Miguel Cotto vs. Cornelius Bundrage possible for September 28th in Brooklyn, New York

By Boxing News - 05/30/2013 - Comments

cotto21312By Allan Fox: Former IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage (32-5, 19 KO’s) is being mentioned as the possible opponent for Miguel Cotto’s next fight on September 28th at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Cotto, 32, was the backup plan for WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, but with him landing a big money fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 14th, it dashes the potential of that fight taking place.

The 40-year-old Bundrage lost his IBF junior middleweight title by a 12 round majority decision to Ishe Smith last February in a closely contested bout. Smith was able to box enough to get the decision, but he took a lot of big shots along the way and showed a good chin.

Cotto has lost his last two fights to Mayweather and Austin Trout and he really needs a victory at this point. His loss to Mayweather was a close one due to Mayweather choosing to stand and slug with Cotto rather than fighting defensively.

If Mayweather had his father Floyd Sr. as his trainer for that fight, Cotto would have likely struggled to win any rounds because Mayweather was a lot different fighter with his father working with him in his last fight against Robert Guerrero this month.

Cotto’s loss to Trout last December was a pretty clear defeat and it just looked like Cotto didn’t have the size to stand in there with the bigger fighter. It was a bad choice for Cotto take the fight with the bigger Trout because it put Cotto in a situation where his only chance to win was to try and knock Trout out, and that wasn’t going to happen.

If Cotto does end up fighting Bundrage in September this could be a very tough out for Cotto. Bundrage has good power and size, and he does well against guys that stand and trade with him. Cotto will have to be really careful if he wants to win this fight because Bundrage is dangerous at any point in his fights, especially in the first six rounds.

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