Thursday, May 31, 2012

Russell Signs For IBF Eliminator!

    Undefeated Capitol Heights, MD featherweight "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr., currently ranked 12th in the world by the IBF, is slated to be involved in a title elimination bout against number three-ranked Luis "La Estrella" Franco of Miami, FL by way of Cuba.  Russell is 19-0, 11 KO's while Franco is 11-0, seven KO's.  The winner would face IBF champ Billy Dib of Australia.

Gary Shaw Promotions will promote the bout, whenever and wherever the contest will take place.  GSP outbid Golden Boy Promotions at the IBF Convention in Honolulu, HI earlier today for the right to promote the contest.

1 comment:

GS said...

"Luis Franco is a great fighter with a tremendous amount of talent," Shaw said. "He beat (undefeated and former unified featherweight titleholder) Yuriorkis Gamboa twice in the amateurs and I know he'll beat Russell in the pros. Franco brings an electrifying style to the ring and the fans are going to see the best Cuban fighter in action when he steps in the ring with Russell.