Friday, November 09, 2012

Russell Weighs 126 3/4 for ShoBox Scrap in California!

Gary Russell, Jr. weighed in at 126 3/4 for his 10-round main event bout against Roberto Castaneda tonight at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA.   The bout will be the main event on tonight's ShoBox card on Showtime Television.  Castaneda tipped the scales at 125.

This card also marks the pro debuts of many of the members of the 2012 US Olympic Team including Rau'Shee Warren (a three-time Olympian who was a teammate of Russell's in 2008), Errol Spence,  Marcus Browne, Dominic Breazeale and Terrell Gausha.  The broadcast begins at 10 PM ET


Indtai said...

How much was the fine for 1 3/4 pounds over the 125 lb limit? Roberto Castaneda most likely received a large amount considering the Showtime show must go on as planned. I do believe that Russell Jr. wins this one easy since Castaneda was knocked out in his very last fight. Hopefully Russell will one day hold a world title belt. I would suggest that if his weight problems continue to be an issue, he'd move up to the next class. When does one learn that 125lbs. refuses to work any longer? Either wieght Russell choses to be in, he can become a World Champion in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Featherweight is 9 stone which is 126 pounds. Russel was only 1/4 pound over. I doubt very seriosly there was a fine imposed since Roberto is stepping up in class just to earn a decent pay-day.