Fightnews.com is reporting that the first title defense for WBC Featherweight champion "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. has been called off. Russell suffered an injury in training.
Russell was scheduled to face Oscar Escandon on Saturday, November 14 at the Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV in a nationally-televised (Showtime) bout.
According to Fightnews, Showtime has not decided on whether to proceed with the card, which has a number of Beltway Boxers slated to participate. The co-feature bout has Jarrett Hurd taking on Frank Galarza. Russell's brother, Antonio and Gervonta Davis were also scheduled to be on the card. ESPN.com's Dan Rafael is saying that Showtime may downgrade the card to a ShoBox card with the Hurd-Galarza bout as the main event.