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J.R. RUSSELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: Johnny Gonzalez vs. Gary Russell preview

Jhonny Gonzalez shocked many in the boxing world when he quickly kayoed then unbeaten Abner Mares. At the time, Mares had been a clear top 5 pound for pound fighter. Now, in one of the freshly announced fights in the Premier Boxing Champions lineup on Showtime & CBS, Gonzalez will take on Gary Russell Jr, who’s looking to bounce back from his first career defeat at the hands...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Jr. To Face Martin Saturday 12/20 On ShoExtreme

GARY RUSSELL JR. TO FACE CHRISTOPHER MARTIN IN NEW CO-FEATURE THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 20, ON SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME®   Interim WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Cuellar Defends Against Ruben Tamayo in Main Event; Unbeaten Prospect Julian Williams Will Now Meet Jamar Freeman at Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Wash.   Quadrupleheader Begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Live...
Via BadCulture
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Russell Jr. agrees to a point with fans who say Lomachenko has faced better competition

Gary Russell Jr. will co-main event this weekend at The Stub Hub Center against Vasyl Lomachenko in a match-up that is probably the most intriguing of the Showtime triple-header this Saturday. The card will feature match-ups between Devon Alexander and Jesus Soto-Karass as well as Robert Guerrero vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai. You can say that with the other two match-ups there is a clear...
Via Fight Hub TV
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

De La Hoya: “This Fight Will Be a Barn Burner”

LOS ANGELES, CA - Oscar De La Hoya was on hand today at the Westside Boxing Club to answer questions and oversee this Saturday’s triple header participants. Grabbing a couple minutes of his time, I asked De La Hoya which fight on card had the potential to be the most explosive (please excuse the video break). My personal prediction is Russell Jr. vs Lomachenko, tune in below to...
Via BadCulture
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Russell vs. Vasyl Lomachenko pre-fight quotes: Both confident of victory

Gary Russell Jr believes experience will prove pivotal when he faces the talented Vasyl Lomachenko this weekend. The pair are two of the hottest talents in the 126-pound division, having enjoyed glittering amateur careers, with both men now competing to capture their first world title. The two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko has not taken the easy option since turning professional...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Russell Jr. “I’m A Fighter”

CARSON, CA - On Saturday, June 21st, Gary Russell Jr enters the ring against his toughest opponent to date 2-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko and is the latest subject in Showtime’s on-going web series, “I’m a fighter.” ***** The highly touted Gary Russell Jr., won the 2005 National Golden Gloves Championship at the age of 16. Despite his success as an amateur...
Via BadCulture
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Russell vs Vasyl Lomachenko & Devon Alexander vs. Jesus Soto-Karass pre-fight quotes

Next weekend, Gary Russell takes on Vasyl Lomachenko, and Devon Alexander goes up against Jesus Soto-Karass, in the two supporting bouts to Robert Guerrero's ring return, all three of which are televised as part of a Showtime tripleheader. Check out a huge collection of pre-fight conference call quotes from Russell, Lomachenko, Alexander and Soto-Karass. Jesus Soto Karass Good afternoon...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Gary Russell I Am a Fighter feature from Showtime

Gary Russell Jr. has been one of the most talked about prospects and hopefuls in boxing for years. But after seeming poised to breakthrough to the top of the sport some two or three years ago, he has fallen off the map. Now though, he gets to face the two-fight pro veteran, but all-time great amateur, Vasyl Lomachenko. In this video from Showtime Boxing, you'll learn more about Russell...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Russell Jr. Now In Line For WBO Title Shot

Now the moves begin… The WBO featherweight title is now vacant after Orlando Salido was forced to relinquish it after failing to make weight for his match-up against Vasyl Lomachenko in San Antonio this past weekend. As a result, Gary Russell Jr. (24-0, 14 KOs) is now the WBO #1 contender in the featherweight division. Russell will be fighting for the now vacant WBO featherweight...
Via BadCulture
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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