We mentioned that undefeated Capitol Heights, MD featherweight "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. will be facing Miguel Tamayo of Mexico on Thursday, January 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. It has now been reported that the eight-round contest will open the telecast of that card on Fox Sports 1 that will begin at 9 PM ET.
Russell's TV appearance will be the first of two back-to-back appearances of Beltway Boxers on National TV (in consecutive weeks). Friday night at the Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ, Dusty Hernandez Harrison of DC will open the ESPN2 telecast with an eight-rounder against Tim Witherspoon, Jr. That broadcast will also begin at 9 PM ET.
To recap, here is the list of Beltway Boxers that either have been or will be on National TV in January:
Thomas Williams, Jr.
Gary Russell, Jr.
Dusty Hernandez Harrison
Dominic Wade's scheduled appearance on Showtime Extreme was cut due to time restrictions ( unofficial translation: Showtime didn't think Attah would go the distance with Robert Easter, Jr.)