Cornelius "K9" Bundrage, who holds the IBF junior middleweight title, has signed with Golden Boy Promotions, and word is he's been offered fights with James Kirkland and Alfredo Angulo already.
Bundrage said - "Christmas came early this year! No Berto, no worries! I've been offered fights with Kirkland and Angulo. Somebody in trouble (bark bark)!"
Bundrage was in talks, of course, to face Andre Berto on November 24 on HBO, but that fell through, and has led to Berto signing to face Robert Guerrero at welterweight instead.
RingTV.com's Lem Satterfield confirmed with Golden Boy that the deal with Bundrage is done, speaking with Richard Schaefer:
"It is correct. We signed an agreement with K-9. He was in our offices yesterday, and it's a multi-fight deal with him. He is one of recognized names there in the 154-pound weight class. He's a world champion, and I think there are a series of good fights out there for him. We are looking forward to working with him."
Bundrage's last fight, a rematch win over Cory Spinks on June 30, was promoted by Golden Boy after they won a purse bid for the fight, and televised by Showtime. Now, the 39-year-old Bundrage (32-4, 19 KO) is in a position to really make some money with a major promoter, who have plenty of interesting options in-house for him.
One fight that will have to come up at some point, though, is a fight against Gabriel Rosado, who is the IBF mandatory challenger. That probably isn't foremost on Bundrage's mind, or Golden Boy's, but if he wants to keep his belt (which is his main leverage), he'll have to fight Rosado sooner or later. The good news is that it's a good fight on paper if it can get done.
Schaefer also mentioned Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martirosyan, who will fight on November 10 to determine a mandatory challenger to Canelo Alvarez's WBC title, as well as Canelo himself.