Gary Russell Jr.
Gary Russell Jr.

Gary Russell Jr

“Mr.”

RECORD

28 - 1 - 0

KOs

17

Weight 126 lbs (57.27 kg)

Age 28

Home Capitol Heights, Maryland,

Complete Stats

A star in the ring by the time he was a teenager, sensational southpaw Gary Russell Jr. has continued to shine as a 126-pound world champion. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Oscar Escandon

May 20, 2017 / MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland

Russell earned a seventh-round TKO to retain his 126-pound world title.

Latest News

Latest
Gary Russell Jr. and Oscar EscandonPBC Boxing Video
May 21, 2017 / Russell vs Escandon, Gary Russell Jr, Oscar Escandon, Andre Dirrell, Rances Barthelemy

Russell delights home crowd, retains world title with TKO of Escandon

It sticks to him like a stain that he can’t wash out. Each opponent Gary Russell Jr. meets wears the face of Vasyl Lomachenko, the only fighter to ever beat Russell as a pro. And each fight Russell has had since that June 2014 setback means another step toward self-redemption in a Lomachenko rematch.

Gary Russell Jr. and Oscar Escandon
May 19, 2017 / Russell vs Escandon, Gary Russell Jr, Oscar Escandon

Russell keeping focus on Escandon heading into hometown 126-pound title defense

When their 126-pound title bout concludes Saturday night, neither champion Gary Russell Jr. nor Oscar Escandon will offer any excuses for the outcome.

Gary Russell Jr.
Oct 5, 2016 / Gary Russell Jr, 12 Rounds With

12 Rounds With … Gary Russell Jr.

If you’re a fight fan, odds are you’re familiar with the in-ring accomplishments of 126-pound world champ Gary Russell Jr. But how much do you really know about Russell outside of the squared circle?

Fights

Fights

May 20, 2017 MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland

Gary Russell Jr. WINS against Oscar Escandon by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Patrick Hyland

Apr 16, 2016 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Patrick Hyland by TKO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Christopher Martin 28-4-3

Dec 20, 2014 Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Christopher Martin by UD in Round 10 of 10

LOSS vs Vasyl Lomachenko 1-1-0

Jun 21, 2014 StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Vasyl Lomachenko WINS against Gary Russell Jr by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Miguel Tamayo 15-8-2

Jan 30, 2014 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Miguel Tamayo by KO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Juan Ruiz 23-12-0

Aug 09, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Juan Ruiz by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Vyacheslav Gusev 20-2-0

Mar 02, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Vyacheslav Gusev by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Roberto Castaneda 20-2-1

Nov 09, 2012 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Roberto Castaneda by KO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Christopher Perez 23-2-0

Jun 30, 2012 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Christopher Perez by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Heriberto Ruiz 46-11-2

Nov 26, 2011 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Heriberto Ruiz by KO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Leonilo Miranda 32-3-0

Sep 03, 2011 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Leonilo Miranda by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Eric Estrada 9-1-0

Jul 23, 2011 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Eric Estrada by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Antonio Meza 24-9-1

Jun 17, 2011 State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Antonio Meza by KO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Adolfo Landeros 21-18-1

Apr 15, 2011 Longshoremen's Hall, San Francisco, California, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Adolfo Landeros by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Feider Viloria 23-7-1

Jan 28, 2011 Four Points Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Feider Viloria by TD in Round 7 of 8

Win vs Guadalupe De Leon 8-11-0

Oct 28, 2010 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Guadalupe De Leon by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Willie Villanueva 9-2-0

Sep 25, 2010 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Willie Villanueva by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Mauricio Pastrana 35-14-2

Jul 22, 2010 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Mauricio Pastrana by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Rodrigo Aranda 8-12-2

Jun 24, 2010 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Rodrigo Aranda by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Carlos Diaz 10-22-4

Apr 16, 2010 Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Carlos Diaz by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Jairo Delgado 3-4-0

Feb 19, 2010 Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Jairo Delgado by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs David Orosco Cano 1-6-0

Jan 30, 2010 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against David Orosco Cano by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Rodrigo Romero 1-2-0

Dec 18, 2009 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Rodrigo Romero by TKO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Noe Lopez Jr 4-3-0

Oct 23, 2009 Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Noe Lopez Jr by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Jason Jones 2-2-0

Aug 07, 2009 Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Jason Jones by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Alvaro Muro 6-15-0

May 01, 2009 Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Alvaro Muro by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs John Wampash 1-0-1

Feb 14, 2009 BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against John Wampash by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Antonio Reyes 3-2-0

Jan 16, 2009 Million Dollar Elm Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Gary Russell Jr WINS against Antonio Reyes by TKO in Round 3 of 4

Stats

Gary Russell Jr “Mr.”

  • WINS 28
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 17

Weight 126 lbs (57.27 kg)

Height 5'" (1.64 m)

Reach 64" (163 cm)

  • Born

    June 05, 1988
  • Age

    28
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Trains in

    Capitol Heights, MD
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    131
  • KO Percentage

    59%
  • Boxing Hero

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