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Gary Russell Jr. defending against Mark Magsayo this Saturday, Jan.22 in Atlantic City

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Gary Russell Jr. defending against Mark Magsayo this Saturday, Jan.22 in Atlantic City

By Ken Hissner: This coming Saturday above Showtime Championship Boxing WBC Globe Featherweight champion Gary “Mr.” Russell, Jr. will be producing his sixth title defense versus unbeaten Filipino Mark Magsayo at the Borgata Hotel On line casino in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey. This is a Tom Brown (TGB Promotions) celebration.

Russell is a person of 3 energetic brothers in the spouse and children, though the two other individuals are unbeaten. Gary Antonio Russell was the 2013 Countrywide Golden Gloves champion. As a specialist, Russell is 19- with 12 stoppages. In his final bout on November 17th of 2021, he won a the greater part choice in excess of Alexandro ”Peque” Santiago, 24-3-5 (13), out of Tijuana, Mexico, about 10 rounds, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In his prior bout, Russell was up versus one of the top rated contenders WBA No. 9 ranked Emmanuel Rodriguez, 19-2 just after just :16 seconds, an accidental head butt brought on Rodriguez not able to go on. This took position at the Dignity Health and fitness Sports Park, in Carson, CA, in August.

In the battle ahead of this, Russell’s bout also ended by means of an accidental head butt in the seventh spherical however it occurred in the fifth round. He was in advance by scores of 59-55 twice and 58-56 around Dominican Juan Carlos Payano, 21-5, out of Miami, Florida.

Russell is now rated No. 2 by the WBA and No. 9 by the IBF. He turned experienced in January of 2015, successful his 1st six bouts defeated Rudolph Hedge, 10-3-3, more than six rounds at the Sands Bethlehem Event Heart in Bethlehem, PA. In his twelfth bout in August of 2018, he scored a sensational initial spherical knockout around Nick Otieno, 31-14, at the Minneapolis Armory, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Russell followed up with a sixth spherical stoppage of Jose Maria Cardenas, 16-3, at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York.

The third lively Russell is unbeaten Gary Antuanne Russell, who represented the United states of america at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He gained his initial two bouts prior to dropping to Fazliddin Gailbnazarov, of Uzbekistan 2-1, who went on to acquire the Gold Medal. The latter is at present 9-1 as a professional.

Russell experienced gained 3 out of 4 over present-day top rated-ranked IBF welterweight contender Jaron “Boots” Ennis. He turned expert in May of 2017, scoring his ninth consecutive stoppage knocking out Nicaragua’s Marcos “Bombardero” Mojica, 16-3-2, in 4 rounds at the Barclays Middle, in Brooklyn, New York.

Two fights later on, Russell scored a massive 1st round knockout above Mexico’s Luis Ronaldo “Loco” Castillo, 20-4, at the Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield, CA. In his final bout, he stopped Puerto Rico’s Jovanie “El Lobito” Santiago, 14-1-1, at the conclude of 6 rounds at the Dignity Overall health Sports Park, in Carson, CA, in Might of 2021. This was his fourteen straight stoppages.

Receiving back to this Saturday’s Showtime clearly show, the co-element has a rematch featuring Puerto Rico’s Subriel Matias, 17-1 with 17 stoppages, who had his unbeaten streak stopped in February of 2020 by Saturday’s opponent Armenian Petros Ananlyan, 16-2-2, out of L.A., CA.

Due to the fact Matias’ defeat, he has won two back again-to-again wins by stoppage about a pair of 18- opponents. In Oct, he stopped Malik Hawkins, right after six rounds at the Mohegan Sunlight On line casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut. In his last bout, he stopped Kazakhstan’s Batyrzhan Jukembayev out of Canada in 8 rounds.

In one more 10, Mongolia’s Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar, 12-2 (9), attempts to bounce bag from a defeat in his final bout from Nambia’s Sakaria “Desert Storm” Lukas, 25-1 (17), over ten rounds.

The rest of the undercard is stacked with young expertise in an 8 rounder is tremendous bantamweight Abimael Ortiz, 9-1-1 (5), out of Puerto Rico, using on Ryan “Stone” Lee Allen, 10-5-1, of Las Vegas, Nevada.

There will be three six rounder’s with LeShawn “Lightning” Rodriguez, 12- (9), out of Port Jefferson, New York, having on Sixto Suazo, 9-2-1 (7), of Atlanta, Ga. Philadelphia’s Featherweight Rasheen Brown, 11- (7), will take on Japan’s Katsuma “El Cuete Japonecito” Akitsugi, 7- (1), out of Hollywood, CA.

In the opener, the son of former Heavyweight winner Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield is tremendous welterweight Evan “Yung Holy” Holyfield, 8- (6), out of Atlanta, GA, getting on Chris Rollins, 5-3-1 (4), of Charlottesville, VA.

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