Fans shared their thoughts on the recent performances of Gary Russell Jr. and Julian Ramirez, the potential Amir Khan-Chris Algieri and Miguel Cotto-Daniel Geale matchups, the personal fan appeal of Steve Collins and Terry Norris, mythical matchups and more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Once-beaten American phenom Gary Russell Jr. broke into THE RING’s featherweight rankings in dynamic fashion, dropping respected veteran Jhonny Gonzalez three times en route to a four-round stoppage to earn the WBC belt in his second title shot this past Saturday.
Ringside action photos of Gary Russell Jr.’s title-winning stoppage of Jhonny Gonzalez and Jermell Charlo’s unanimous decision win over Vanes Martirosyan.
The second time was the charm for Gary Russell Jr., who won the WBC featherweight title with a fourth-round stoppage of Jhonny Gonzalez on Saturday in Las Vegas. The new beltholder says he was better prepared for Gonzalez than he was for Vasyl Lomachenko, who he lost a decision to last year in his first title bout.
Coming into their Saturday showdown at the Palms in Las Vegas (on Showtime, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), WBC featherweight titleholder Jhonny Gonzalez and Gary Russell Jr. discussed the completely different mindsets that they’re bringing into this crossroads fight between a proven veteran and a young lion.
Shots from the scales before WBC featherweight titleholder Jhonny Gonzalez’s defense against Gary Russell Jr., plus some face-fighting between Jermell Charlo and Vanes Martirosyan.
Fans share their thoughts on the stylistic matchups of Jhonny Gonzalez-Garry Russell Jr., Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao and James DeGale-Andre Dirrell, as well as opinions and questions about Pacquiao’s boxing ability, the Charlo brothers, Albert Pagara and Kosei Tanaka, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Gary Russell Jr. fell short in his title bid against Vasyl Lomachenko last year, but the talented American says the mistakes made during his camp for Lomachenko were not repeated in his preparation for WBC featherweight titleholder Jhonny Gonzalez, who he challenges on Saturday in Las Vegas.
WBC featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez is fired up to make his third defense against Gary Russell Jr. on Saturday night. And he’s ready for war.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale previews Saturday’s Gonzalez-Russell/Martirosyan-Charlo Showtime doubleheader with media workout interviews with Martirosyan – who says Jermell Charlo is a good but basic boxer – and WBC featherweight titleholder Gonzalez, who says he’s ignoring the odds favoring Gary Russell Jr.
Former featherweight title challenger Gary Russell Jr., junior middleweight contender Julian Williams and super middleweight prospect Julius Jackson improved their records on the Jesus Cuellar-Ruben Tamayo undercard on Saturday in Shelton, Washington.
Having lost a majority decision to WBO featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko in June, Gary Russell Jr. will seek a comeback win against Christopher Martin on Saturday night.
Click here for part one Saturday, June 21 (continued): Just before New Jersey junior middleweights Hakim Bryant and Al Johnson began their scheduled four-rounder, I turned to Aris and said, “Both of these guys are making their pro debuts. I remember Sean O’Grady saying during one episode of ‘Tuesday Night Fights’ on USA that […]
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get an update on the sanctioning body summit in Cancun, Mexico and much more.
Boxing fans witnessed an exciting and interesting weekend, highlighted by Vasyl Lomachenko’s WBO featherweight title-winning victory over Gary Russell Jr., resulting in movement in THE RING’s divisional ratings.
Fans share their thoughts on Vasyl Lomachenko’s impressive WBO featherweight title-winning victory over Gary Russell Jr., Robert Guerrero’s 12-round slugfest with Yoshihiro Kamegai, Saturday’s Terence Crawford-Yuriorkis Gamboa lightweight showdown and other subjects in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Vasyl Lomachnko proved he is the better young prodigy by outpointing Gary Russell Jr. to win the vacant WBO featherwieght title Saturday in Carson, Calif.
Action shots from ringside at Vasyl Lomachenko’s titlewinning victory over Gary Russell Jr. and Devon Alexander’s comeback win over Jesus Soto Karass. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.