As was reported earlier, WBC Featherweight champion Gary Russell, Jr. was scheduled to defend his title against Oscar Escandon in the original main event on this evening. However, Russell suffered an injury in training. Showtime decided to keep the date for what should be a great battle.
This also means that Beltway Boxers will headline ShoBox cards in back-to-back weekends. As we know, Antoine Douglas is in the main event on tonight's ShoBox card, also from Las Vegas.