Gary Russell Jr. Doesn’t Think There’s A Fighter In 140-Pound Division Brother Can not Beat

Gary Russell Jr. Doesn’t Think There’s A Fighter In 140-Pound Division Brother Can not Beat

Gary Russell Jr. recognizes that one in all his unbeaten younger brothers, Gary Antuanne Russell, isn’t an entire product.

The former WBC featherweight champion however feels that the hard-hitting junior welterweight contender can beat any person in his division. Gary Antuanne Russell (15-0, 15 KOs) will art work in opposition to proving his older brother right kind Saturday night time, when he’ll battle Cuban veteran Rances Barthelemy (29-1-1, 15 KOs, 1 NC) inside the 10-round opener of Showtime’s tripleheader from Barclays Middle in Brooklyn.

“Rances is a smart opponent,” Gary Russell Jr. discussed all over the place an open workout final week in his place of origin of Capitol Heights, Maryland. “Whoever wins this struggle is getting a big leg up in their profession. My brother is having a look to take over the dep.. I don’t suppose there’s any fighter inside the division who he couldn’t beat. He can run by the use of the ones guys. All he has to do is concentrate, that’s it.”

Gary Russell Jr. always works his brothers’ corners, on the other hand Saturday night time will mark the principle time he’ll deal with head teacher duties given that death of their father, Gary Russell Sr. The patriarch of their boxing family died Would in all probability 23 at the age of 63 from complications related to Kind 2 diabetes.

“I was always side-by-side, working with my father when it were given right here to working with my younger brothers,” Gary Russell Jr. discussed. “Even quicker than I was going to struggle, within the tournament that they’ve been on my undercard, I may art work their corners as well. I believe my father used to be as soon as slightly always making in a position me for this.”

Gary Russell Jr., who out of place the WBC featherweight establish to Filipino underdog Mark Magsayo on January 22 in Atlantic The city, New Jersey, is having a look forward to guiding Gary Antuanne Russell by the use of each and every different vital struggle.

“Your corner is your final defensive line,” Gary Russell Jr. discussed. “As a fellow fighter, I needless to say. My brother is still learning to keep an eye on on the fly. He’s learning, on the other hand there’s however problems left to tweak.”

After Russell, 26, and Barthelemy, 36, open Showtime’s tripleheader at 9 p.m. ET, Brooklyn’s Adam Kownacki (20-2, 15 KOs) and Turkey’s Ali Demirezen (16-1, 12 KOs) are set to sq. off in its co-feature, a 10-round heavyweight bout. Throughout the 12-round number one event, Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs), a former junior welterweight and welterweight champion, will make his 154-pound debut when he opposes Phoenix’s Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-1-1, 18 KOs).

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can also be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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