Foxwoods Casino, Manshantucket, Conn., Sept. 12
By Peter Lim
Jermall Charlo, 25, is simply too young and hungry, and has the right mix of speed, power and skills to overcome Cornelius Bundrage's considerable advantage in level of competition. In his five career losses, Bundrage, 42, has been stopped by hard hitters and outmaneuvered by slick stylists. Charlo can box and punch, and at 6-foot-1, he will be able to dictate the action with his long, stiff jab.
In his last fight, Charlo went the 10-round distance for the first time, ending a 14-fight knockout streak. In an interview with The Houston Chronicle, Charlo predicted a decision victory, but he will be wrong. He will soon discover that Bundrage has no answers to his double jab, and when Bundrage does manage to close the distance, he will be a sitting duck for his Charlo's right uppercut. Bundrage will be a beaten fighter by the middle rounds and Charlo will close the show with a left-right-left hook combination in the seventh round.
Read the pre-fight article in The Houston Chronicle at:
It's not often that I second guess a boxer and tell him he's wrong but I couldn't have been more right in this case.