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J.R. RUSSELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Russell Jr. Crowned “The New” , Charlo Scores Narrow Win

LAS VEGAS — If there were any doubts about Gary Russell Jr.’s power going into last night’s bout, he’s hoping at least a few of his detractors were swayed. At the Palm’s Resort and Casino, Russell Jr. defeated defending champion Johnny Gonzalez by forth round technical knockout. An impressive reappearance after suffering his first defeat at the hands of two-time Olympic...
Via BadCulture
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Results & photos: Gary Russell TKOs Jhonny Gonzalez; Jermell Charlo edges Vanes Martirosyan

Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs) delivered on his promise in impressive fashion Saturday night, knocking out defending champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-9, 48 KOs), of Mexico City, in the fourth round in the main event of a Showtime doubleheader promoted by DiBella Entertainment at The Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort. In the co-feature on Showtime, undefeated Jermell ...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Russell Jr.’s Talent Finally Gets Him Elite Win Vs. Jhonny Gonzalez

Twice in the past year, Gary Russell, Jr. has challenged elite competition after facing nothing like it for his whole career. The first result, against Vasyl Lomachenko, was a gritty showing against an Olympic great, but the loss was also a reckoning for a pro run that prepared him not at all for such competition. The second result, which came Saturday on Showtime, showed his gifts were...
Via Bloguin Best
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: Gonzalez v Russell/Charlo v Martirosyan

LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2015) – Two days before their important fights live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), this Saturday, March 28, hard-hitting WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title challenger Gary Russell Jr., undefeated super welterweight Jermell Charlo and once-beaten super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan participated...
Via BadCulture
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzalez-Russell & Charlo-Martirosyan final presser photos, quotes, video

This Saturday, March 28, Jhonny Gonzalez, 2008 U.S. Olympian meetsGary Russell Jr., and undefeated super welterweight Jermell Charlo clashes with once-beaten super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan. The final press conference at The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas was hosted on Thursday, take a look at the photos and quotes here. In this video, Al Bernstein...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanes Martirosyan-Jermell Charlo pre-fight quotes

Vanes Martirosyan and Jermell Charlo held a media conference call to discuss their upcoming showdown. Also on the call was Gary Russell Jr., in advance of his title challenge against Jhonny Gonzalez. Vanes Martirosyan Training is going great, everything is going good. We can’t wait to fight. You know, I’m sure everybody says that before they fight, but we really are ready to...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 25, 2015  |  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. “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...
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June 16, 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
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