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Gary Russell & Jermell Charlo co-headline March 11th card at MGM National Harbor

WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. will make the second defense of his title when he faces top challenger Oscar Escandon Saturday, March 11 in the main event of boxing’s first visit to the recently opened MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KOs) and the WBC Interim Featherweight Champion Escandon (25-2, 17 KOs) will meet in one of boxing’s most...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
8 days ago

Capitol Heights boxer Gary Russell Jr. set for first title defense in hometown

As the eldest son in a boxing family from Capitol Heights, Md., Gary Russell Jr. always had envisioned fighting in his hometown. The only stipulation was he needed to have a title before making his debut in or around the District. With that requirement met, Russell proudly stepped to the lectern on Thursday afternoon to […]
Via DC Sports Blog
9 days ago

Oscar Escandon stops Robinson Castellanos, looks to winner of Russell vs. Hyland next

Knockout Over Robinson Castellanos Makes Escandon the Second Sampson Boxing World Champion in Two Weeks Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz  wishes to congratulate his fighter Oscar Escandon for his title-winning victory on Saturday night in at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. Escandon (25-2, 17 KOs), from Tolima, Colombia, stepped up a weight class and picked up the interim WBC World Featherweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Russell injured, Galarza vs. Hurd now main event on Saturday night

In light of the injury Gary Russell Jr. suffered while training, SHOWTIME Sports will present a ShoBox: The New Generation telecast on Saturday, Nov. 14. The previously announced matchup between undefeated super welterweights Frank Galarza (17-0-2, 11 KOs), of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jarrett Hurd (16-0, 10 KOs), of Accokeek, Md., will serve as the 10-round ShoBox main event. Additional...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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...
Via BadCulture
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

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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