The Olympic journey for Capitol Heights, MD's Gary Antuanne Russell is over. Earlier today, Russell lost a tough split decision to Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Russell fought what looked like a quality first round, as he put the pressure on Gaibnazarov. However, the judges scored the first round in favor of Gaibnazarov. During the second round, Gaibnazarov began to move side-to-side to avoid Russell's forward attack. The referee repeatedly asked the boxer from Uzbekistan to come forward and box but did not take away any points. Russell also suffered a cut over the right eye in the second.
Russell put on a solid effort in the third as he landed solid punches and tried to win the contest but it wasn't enough. Russell lost by a 2-1 decision.