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.