Bundrage stops Spinks again
Cornelius Bundrage stopped Cory Spinks in the seventh round to retain his IBF junior middleweight title in Indio, California, on Saturday night.
The rematch lasted two rounds longer than their encounter in St Louis two years ago, when Bundrage won by technical knockout in the fifth.
Spinks, a 34-year-old southpaw, was knocked down three times in the seventh round before referee Ray Corona stopped the bout 2 minutes 32 seconds into the round.
Bundrage improved his professional record to 32-4-0, including 19 knockouts. Spinks dropped to 39-7; 11
The 39-year-old Bundrage was making the second defence of his title and posted his third consecutive victory.
On the same card, junior middleweight Erislandy Lara improved to 17-1-1; 11 by beating Freddy Hernandez (30-3-1 no decision and 20 knockouts) on points over ten rounds. The scores were 99-90, 98-91 and 95-94.
Featherweight Gary Russell (20-0; 12) stopped Christopher Perez (23-3; 14) in the third round.
In Aguascalientes, Mexico, Cristian Mijares beat Eusebio Oseju on points over ten rounds in a super-bantamweight bout.
Mijares, a former champion in two divisions, improved to 46-6-2, with 21 stoppage wins.
And in Torreon, Mexico, middleweight Marco Antonio Rubio knocked out Jorge Cota in the seventh round.
Suffering his first defeat, Cota dropped to 12-1, with 11 knockouts. Rubio, who was rewarded with the IBF International belt, now stands at 54-6-1; 47.
Robert Ortiz knocked out Abraham Gomez in the fifth round of a junior welterweight bout to take his record to 25-0; 21. Gomez dropped to 22-4; 8 KOs.
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