This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy recaps a pair of exciting fight cards, including a conversation with 126-pound champion Gary Russell Jr. after his world title-retaining TKO of Oscar Escandon, and looks ahead to Saturday’s 147-pound title showdown in England between British champion Kell Brook and unbeaten American Errol Spence Jr.
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.
When their 126-pound title bout concludes Saturday night, neither champion Gary Russell Jr. nor Oscar Escandon will offer any excuses for the outcome.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy sets the table for an action-packed Saturday night of boxing on Showtime and FS1, including a conversation with two-time world title challenger Andre Dirrell before his 168-pound interim title bout against Jose Uzcategui.
Oscar Escandon knows almost no one is giving him a chance to dethrone Gary Russell Jr. as world champion.