It's closing in on almost a year since we seen K9 Bundrage back in the ring. starting the year he was world champion getting ready to defend it at home in Detroit against Ishe Smith, all was in his favor. Bundrage knew something was strange when Showtime was giving special treatment to Smith, due to the fact they had just signed Floyd Mayweather over and was doing everything in their power to keep him happy.
Showtime made Bundrage fight Smith instead of fighting his number one contender Carlos Molina. He felt pressured to take the fight. They would have stripped him, if he didn't go along with the match. The weigh-in was behind an hour because they were waiting for Floyd Mayweather to show up, who wasn't fighting that night. Bundrage lost a close split-decision and wanted a rematch and never got it. Now Jan. 24, he will face off against a slick southpaw, named Joey 'Twinkle Fingers' Hernandez, and no I wasn't making fun of him, that's his true nickname. This fight Bundrage better take seriously, because at 40 years old, a mishap here and the game is over.