Cornelius Bundrage vs Jermall Charlo Preview September 12th
The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) television series continues on Saturday, September 12th at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut where Cornelius Bundrage will be defending his IBF Super Welterweight Championship against fellow American Jermall Charlo. This card will be broadcast on Saturday afternoon by NBC. This bout represents the classic matchup of an ageing champion against a young up-and-comer.
Bundrage vs Charlo Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Cornelius Bundrage +1250
- Jermall Charlo -2000
The 42-year-old Bundrage of Detroit is one of the nation’s most least-known champions and will enter the ring with a record of 34-5 along with 19 Kos. The 25-year-old Charlo of Houston, Texas is unbeaten and has a perfect mark of 21-0 with 16 Kos. Perhaps Bundrage isn’t as popular as other champions since fans don’t get the chance to see him in action too often. This will be just his eighth contest since 2009. However, he’s tasted defeat in just one of those outings and that came at the hands of Ishe Smith.
On the other side of the coin, Charlo is one of the most active boxers out there and stepped into the ring on seven occasions in 2013. This is his fourth appearance in the ring the past year. Bundrage is known to older fans who saw him on the Contender TV show back in 2006. He’s a two-time champion in the division who won his first crown in 2010 when he beat Cory Spinks via a fifth-round stoppage for the IBF title. He defended it against Spinks and Sechew Powell then lost it via a majority decision to Smith. Bundrage’s last bout was in October of 2014 when he dropped Carlos Molina a couple of times en-route to a unanimous decision in Mexico.
Bundrage isn’t a big hitter though and has a knockout ratio of just 48 per cent. Charlo’s current ratio is 76 per cent, but he hasn’t taken on any top-quality opponents as of yet. Charlo had to go the distance his last time out, which was in March when he beat Michael Finney by unanimous decision. That was the first time he didn’t stop his opponent in close to half a dozen years. Fans should expect to see Charlo use his jab to set up power punches. He shouldn’t be too hard for Bundrage to find since he usually stands his ground and trades blows.
Bundrage is an underrated boxer, but he likes to dictate the action by pressuring his opponents. Charlo will have the advantage in size as he’s 6-feet-tall and has a reach of 73.5 inches. Bundrage stands just 5-foot-6 and has a 72-inch wingspan. Bundrage turned pro in 1995 and has fought 218 rounds while Charlo has boxed 86 rounds since 2008. Bundrage has been stopped by Joel Julio and Sechew Powell and has dropped decisions to Smith, Steve Forbes and Grady Brewer.
Charlo’s height will likely frustrate Bundrage as he’ll get nailed with a stiff jab when moving in. The champion has a lot of heart and determination, but faces a tough task here. Bundrage may be able to withstand Charlo’s power shots and should have some good moments of his own. But even if he goes the full 12 rounds Bundrage will leave his belt behind when he leaves the ring.
Play: Charlo -2000 @ BetOnline.ag
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