Featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. defended his WBC title against top-ranked challenger Joseph Diaz Jr. via a unanimous decision victory in his home state.
Gary Russell Jr. retained his 126-pound world title with a dynamic seventh-round TKO of Oscar Escandon.
Gary Russell Jr. gained three knockdowns and earned a second-round TKO of Irish challenger Patrick Hyland to retain his world title.
Gary Russell Jr. outpoints Joseph Diaz Jr. to remain WBC Featherweight Champion at MGM National Harbor in Maryland on May 19, 2018 on Showtime.
WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. defends his title against No. 1-ranked challenger Joseph Diaz Jr. in his home state. Then, WBC 175-pound World Champion Adonis Stevenson battles two-division titleholder Badou Jack in Toronto.
Fighter of the Week: Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr returns to the ring next Saturday, May 19, when he defends his WBC title vs top 126-pound contender Joseph Diaz Jr. on SHOWTIME. #
Gary Russell Jr. talks about African-American fighters who have helped pave the way for him and what kind of legacy he hopes to leave behind.
On this episode of PBC Jabs we recap the thrilling May 20th marathon of PBC fights, we check in with champ Gary Russell Jr. and we preview the highly-anticipated 147-pound throw down between IBF champ Kell Brook and undefeated Errol Spence Jr.