About two days ago, I was talking to the current IBF Junior Middleweight Champion, Cornelius Bundrage (30-4, 18 KO's) in Las Vegas, NV.
Bundrage feels like he's ready for the big names and told me that he would like to fight anyone that is brave enough to get in the ring with him. Cornelius wants to fight Miguel Cotto, but that probably won't happen, since Cotto may end up battling Mexican warrior Antonio Margarito in July.
However, Cotto is just one of the few names that he called out. Cornelius also called out Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez and even my cousin!
Cornelius has been looking for a decent opponent to fight for quite a few months now. He wants to prove to the world that he can beat some of the big names.
Only problem is, no one really believes in him, nor are they paying attention to him.
Just a few hours ago, Cornelius tweeted that he was in Vegas looking for Mayweather—that it had been five days and no sign of him. He went on to tweet "glove up" and "Get at me!"
In my interview, I asked Cornelius what was his pound-for-pound was list and he took half a second and replied, "Me, myself and I."
Cornelius has the confidence of a tiger and is willing to do anything to fight any of the big names. Don King said Cornelius is his future champion, but he's 37, so I believe Don King should hurry up and try to put a decent warrior in the opposite corner of the ring for his next battle.
Before it's too late and Cornelius gets older and slower.
I'm not going to lie—a Bundrage-Pacquiao or Martinez-Bundrage fight may never happen. It sounds too fictional. At least if it were science-fiction it would have had a small chance of happening. But fiction itself just gives it a zero percent chance of happening.
Pacquiao is only interested in few fighters and Sergio Martinez is still on his journey to becoming the pound-for-pound king. The Argentine warrior is only interested on the big names that rank in the world of boxing.
I don't want to comment on a fight between Mayweather and Cornelius Bundrage since I'm not sure if Floyd Mayweather is retired or in mars. Hopefully he he will be battling back in the square circle one day.
Although these fights may not become reality, Cornelius has more choices. He could fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Alfredo Angulo, Paul Williams or Pawel Wolak.
See the interview here.