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Bundrage vs. Smith

Smith defeats Bundrage by split decision

(Photo credit: Casino/Showtime) DETROIT (Feb. 23, 2013) – Ishe Smith captured the IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship and became the first Las Vegas native to win a major world title when he scored a split decision victory over Cornelius “K9” Bundrage in the main event of a special edition of SHOWTIME BOXING at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, Mich. The fight was scored 116-111 [...]

Photos – Weights: Bundrage vs. Smith, Love vs. Findley, Mayweather Video Interview

FINAL WEIGHTS: SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, Delayed On The West Coast) CORNELIUS BUNDRAGE – 152. 8 Pounds ISHE SMITH – 152.8 Pounds J’LEON LOVE – 161 Pounds DERRICK FINDLEY – 161 Pounds NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD BADOU JACK – 167.8 Pounds DON MOUTON – 164.8 Pounds LUIS ARIAS – 163.2 Pounds EDGAR PEREZ – 163.8 Pounds TERRELL GAUSHA – 164 Pounds LEKAN BYFIELD – [...]

ShoBox Alums Bundrage & Smith In Tomorrow’s Main Event On SHOWTIME

Since its inception in July 2001, 47 fighters who’ve appeared on ShoBox: The New Generation have gone on to capture a world title. One of them, Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (32-4, 19 KO’s), of Detroit, will defend his IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship against fellow ShoBox alum, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (24-5, 11 KO’s), of Las Vegas, tomorrow/Saturday, Feb. 23, live on SHOWTIME® [...]

Photos: Mayweather, Bundrage, Smith, Love & Findley final press conference

DETROIT (Feb. 21, 2013) - Undefeated Eight-Time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather joined Cornelius Bundrage, Ishe Smith, J'Leon Love and Derrick Findley on Thursday at the final press conference for Saturday's SHOWTIME event from the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, Mich., which his company, Mayweather Promotions, will co-promote with Golden Boy Promotions. In the main event, International [...]

Cornelius Bundrage & Ishe Smith, J’Leon Love & Derrick Findley Final Workout Photos

DETROIT (Feb. 21, 2013) - Photos: Jeff Kowalsky - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions -- IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage confidently barked at the press while challenger Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith assertively promised to be the first Las Vegas native to win a major world championship during the combatants' final media workout on Wednesday at Bad Boy Gym in Royal Oak, Mich. [...]

Prospects and local favorites to be featured on the Cornelius “K9″ Bundrage vs. Ishe “Sugarshay” Smith undercard

DETROIT, February 20 - Detroit will be rocking this Saturday night, February 23 when the Masonic Temple Theatre hosts a stacked nine-fight card headlined by the SHOWTIME doubleheader featuring Cornelius "K9" Bundrage's IBF Junior Middleweight World Title defense against Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith and unbeaten J'Leon Love's battle against veteran Derrick "Superman" Findley. But before the SHOWTIME [...]

Top fighters unable to pick Bundrage vs. Smith winner

NEW YORK (Feb. 15, 2013) - So who's going to win the eagerly awaited IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship fight between defending champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage (32-4, 19 KO's) of Detroit and Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith (24-5, 11 KO's) of Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 23 in the main event live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit? [...]

Star Boxer Ishe Smith Credits Las Vegas Orthopedic Surgeon for Title Chance

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 14, 2013)—Boxer Ishe Smith wouldn’t be climbing into the ring and fighting for the IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship later this month if not for the help of fellow Las Vegas native and resident orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jedediah W. Jones. “It was Dr. Jones’ care that nurtured me back to health,” said Smith, suffering the serious knuckle injury on his throwing [...]

Bundrage: Ishe Smith won’t be taking anything from me on February 23rd

Cornelius "K9" Bundrage, IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion "When it was time to decide who I was going to fight, I went to Golden Boy [Promotions] and they presented me with several fighter names. They mentioned James Kirkland, Alfredo Angulo and Ishe Smith. It was special with Ishe because not only did they say I could fight him, but they said I could fight him in Detroit. That was [...]