Gary Russell Jr returns Saturday on Showtime!
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This Saturday, February 8, WBC World Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) is in a low key dangerous fight vs Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-0, 9 KOs)! Nyambayar aka "King Tut" is one of boxings best kept secrets.
The accomplished ameatur, who won silver at the 2012 London Olympics, has linked up with respected trainer Ismael Salas for this fight.
Gary Russell Jr has been the cream of the crop at 126lbs for awhile now. (We'll see if Shakur Stevenson can change that.) Russell Jr is favored to win, but as we saw last Thursday with Daniel Roman, do not take the unknown-hard-to-pronounce fighters lightly.
Also on the card, Guillermo Rigondeaux (19-1, 13 KOs), the former unified world super bantamweight champion, will be moving down to bantamweight as he faces former unified champion Liborio Solis (30-5-1, 14 KOs). Very risky move for the 39 year old by moving down a weight class. The vacant WBA "Regular" title will be on the line. (Another bullshit WBA title, we all know the real WBA champ is Naoya Inoue.)
Action will be at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The bout headlines a PBC on SHOWTIME doubleheader, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m.
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