Boxing
 
                  === Smith tops Bundrage to gain IBF belt ===
 
 Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith gained a split decision
 win over hometown favorite Cornelius "K9" Bundrage to take away the IBF junior
 middleweight title Saturday night.
 
 Smith  (25-5, 11  KOs), who  was in  his first  title bout,  won by  scores of
 116-111  on two  scorecards. A third judge had Bundrage (32-5, 19 KOs) winning
 114-113.
 
 The  39-year-old Bundrage was deducted a point in the second round for hitting
 Smith when he was on the ground.
 
 Two  rounds later, Smith was on the offensive as he landed a round-house right
 hand to the face to stun the former champion.
 
 Smith  dominated the  ninth round when a  clash of heads opened a cut near the
 eye of Bundrage. In the 11th, Smith pinned Bundrage against the ropes.
 
 
 02/23 23:47:22 ET