Like his brothers before him, he became a boxer. Like his brothers before him, he won a national Golden Gloves championship.
And now, like his oldest brother, Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD has earned a spot on the United States Olympic Team! Russell won the 141-Pound championship today at the United States Olympic Trials in Reno, NV! Like Gary, Jr. before him, Russell fought his way through the challenger's bracket winning six straight bouts including back-to-back 3-0 victories over the man that defeated him in the opening bout, Jaron Ennis of Philadelphia, PA.
Russell now has to qualify internationally to participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Russell will have three opportunities to accomplish this -- starting with a continental tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina in March.