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Bundrage, Russell not so different

Vet, 39, and prospect, 24, ready to re-enter ring and make the big fights

Updated: June 29, 2012, 3:58 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Cornelius "K9" Bundrage is a 39-year-old veteran of "The Contender" reality series and now a junior middleweight titleholder looking for a breakout fight in the late stages of his career.

Gary Russell Jr. is a 24-year-old featherweight prodigy and the 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year with an enormously bright future.

Although they are in radically different places in their careers, Bundrage and Russell have more in common than one might think.

Both are anxious to get ...

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