Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gary Russell, Jr. To Challenge Jhonny Gonzalez for WBC Featherweight Title March 28!

According to numerous reports, Capitol Heights, MD featherweight "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. will get his second opportunity at a world championship when he faces WBC titleholder Jhonny Gonzalez of Mexico on Saturday, March 28 at a venue to be named.

In his first chance at a world title, Russell (25-1, 14 KO's) lost a 12-round majority decision to Vasyl Lomachenko for the vacant WBO title on June 21 in Carson, CA. Since the loss, Russell has fought once, defeating Christopher Martin by 10-round unanimous decision on December 20 in Shelton, WA.

Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KO's) is on his second tour as WBC champion and is coming off a 11th-round TKO of former world champion Jorge Arce on October 4 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

The bout will be televised on Showtime Championship Boxing.

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