"K9" welcomes Floyd Mayweather Jr. to a fight

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Cornelius "K9" Bundrage made his appearance at the Bad Boy Boxing Gym for a public workout on Thursday to continue preparations for his upcoming fight with Ishe Smith out of Las Vegas.

Leonard Ellerbe, one of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s close advisers, said there have been discussions about the possibility of Mayweather Jr. fighting at Joe Louis Arena in the near future.

"K9" said he welcomes Mayweather Jr. to a challenge anytime.

"I'm going to knock floyd out. [If] Floyd wants to step up, Floyd can get it," said Bundrage, an IBF junior middleweight champion. "You see what happened to [Manny] Pacquiao [when he got knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas]. That's what will happen to Floyd. [There] ain't no money team, it's the funny team. Team K9 in the building.

"Floyd ... he gets all of that money but that money don't mean nothing when you get in the ring with the iron man. It don't mean nothing. I will knock Floyd out. I've got respect for him. He's from [Grand Rapids] Michigan. He's a fighter. I'm a fighter. But I feel like I'm the best. Just like the next fighter, I feel like they the best."

"That would be something for Grand Rapids vs. Detroit," said Kronk boxing trainer, Javan "Sugar" Hill. "But to even have it in Detroit would be even better. Emanuel [Steward] would be very happy to see big time boxing come back to Detroit from the Kronk gym."

Mayweather Jr. recently tweeted that he would fight Devon Alexander, an IBF champ, after serving a jail term for domestic abuse.

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