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Cuellar Retains Interim WBA Title With 5th Round KO

Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime SHELTON, Wash. (Dec. 21, 2014) – Aggressive-minded Jesus “El Jinete” Cuellar (26-1, 20 KOs), of Santa Fe, Argentina, won his ninth in a row and retained his interim WBA Featherweight Championship for a third time with a rock-solid fifth-round knockout over fellow southpaw Ruben “Kanelito” Tamayo (23-5-4, 17 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon...
Via BadCulture
2 hours 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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

More on Guerrero vs. Kamegai & Russell vs. Lomachenko results: Video highlights, photos, rankings updates

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KOs), of Gilroy, Calif., capped a spectacularly exciting night of ferocious non-stop action where each fight was better than the last with a Fight Of The Year candidate 12-round unanimous decision over Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-2-1, 21 KOs), of Sapporo, Japan, Saturday on Showtime. Right here, you can check out a huge collection of post-fight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 24, 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

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 am a Fighter’ Promo Video

The highly touted Gary Russell Jr., won the 2005 National Golden Gloves Championship at the age of 16. Despite his success as an amateur, he has received a fair amount of criticism since turning pro. His doubters say that he has coasted to his perfect 24-0 record without facing any of the top opposition. On Saturday, June 21, Russell will face his toughest challenge to date inVasyl...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 16, 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

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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