Saturday, May 09, 2015
Gary Russell, Jr. Honored At Community Celebration!
A sizable group of fans came to the District Heights Municipal Center in District Heights, MD to honor the new WBC Featherweight Champion "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. during a festive outdoor ceremony. Fans were able to get autographs and pose for pictures with the new champion who won his title in March with a fourth-round TKO over Jhonny Gonzalez.
Representatives from both the governments of District Heights and nearby Capitol Heights, MD (where Russell grew up) presented proclamations and Russell also received a congratulatory letter from Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council.
Russell told reporters in attendance that he may be back in action sometime in July.
Yours truly was honored to be one of the guest speakers for the event and my remarks, as well as those of the champ himself, can be heard here: