Boxing has always been the outlet for the Russell family to bond, but Russell Jr.’s success has also paved a path for the two other professionals, Gary Antonio and Gary Antuanne. While Saturday night will give the Russells a chance to etch another chapter in their collective fight legacies, they’ve already pinpointed how to make an indelible impression on the sweet science — by triple-headlining a card as world champions someday soon. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Kings Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased through www.pplcenter.com/events. The patriarch of the fighting family out of Washington, D.C., made that clear when he gave SN a snapshot of his sons’ best in-ring exploits. Gary Allen Russell Jr. (born June 5, 1988) is an American professional boxer who has held the WBC featherweight title since 2015 and challenged once for the WBO featherweight title in 2014. But I think a year, a year and a half is a good assessment.". We run together, we swim together, everything we do is together as a unit.". I'll co-main event and my younger brother right behind me. WBC World Featheweight Champion, Gary Russell, Jr., his undefeated brothers, Gary Antonio Russell (Batamweight), and Gary Antuanne Russell (Light Welterweight). Jermell and Jermall Charlo were the last sibling pairs to co-headline a bout as world champs; the Russell trio doing it would be unprecedented. He’s also the most outspoken of the boxers, according to Gary Antuanne himself.
"He has good speed, power, good defense. Three brothers — all named Gary — are on the same card, with dad in their corner. "It depends on how things move in the boxing world.". "I'd tell her, 'Baby girl, I want to have some fun, fun.'". Gary Antonio Russell, 27, will clash with Jesus Martinez in bantamweight action and Gary Antuanne Russell, 23, will face Jose Marrufo in a junior welterweight scrap — both further down the card.
Added Gary Antonio: "It's always a special moment to fight on the same card, but it's also natural to me because I'm in the gym with them every single day. Russell added five more stoppage victories in 2019 and will be opposed by the 28-year-old Marrufo (12-9-2, 1 KO), who was born in Sonora, Mexico but fights out of Phoenix, Arizona. "Honestly, I could say a year, I could say a couple of months," he said of when he and Gary Antonio could join their oldest brother in holding world titles. Gary Antuanne, the live wire of the Russell siblings, is even putting a tentative timetable on it.
"Baby Boy," he said, referring to Gary Antuanne, "I think he’s the special one out the bunch.
The card is headlined by the older brother of Gary Antuanne and Antonio, as undefeated WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr. will defend his 126-pound crown against unbeaten mandatory challenger Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar live on SHOWTIME. I could see that happening as well in the future. Undercard action will also see super welterweight contender Jamontay “The Quiet Assassin” Clark (14-1-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round showdown against Mexico’s Vladimir Hernández (10-4, 6 KOs) and Springfield, Massachusetts native Anthony Velázquez (8-0, 8 KOs) in a six-round welterweight duel against Reading, Pennsylvania’s Kashon Hutchinson (7-5, 1 KO). The 26-year-old is unbeaten since turning pro in 2015 and picked up four wins in 2019, including his first 10-round fight, when he bested Francisco Pedroza in July, and most recently a first round stoppage of Samuel Gutierrez in November. Gary Antuanne and Gary Antonio agree wholeheartedly.
"'Mr.' Marrufo split a pair of fights against then unbeaten Willie Shaw in 2019, defeating him in March before dropping a decision in the rematch in August.
This weekend will mark the fourth time that "Mr." Gary Russell, 31, will share the spotlight with his younger brothers.
"I think that would be amazing," Gary Russell Jr., the lone world champ of the brothers, said. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. 'Success is the ultimate revenge,'" Gary Antuanne said. "I don’t want to rush them. As he constantly assesses his sons, Gary Sr. believes Gary Antuanne has the most promise. Not only do they all share the same first name with their father, but both of his older brothers own national amateur titles, as well as impressive professional records. "Everything has an expiration on it, but memories are the only things that last forever.
I like to have fun, fun. "There's an order to which things go," Gary Antonio affirmed. "Gary Jr. has the jab, he has good eyes and hand speed," he said. He’s the oldest — of course he's going to take the main event. "He has a real acumen for his opponents. Along those lines, the Russells keep gems from their father close to their minds and hearts at all times. "Antonio — he's deceptively strong.
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Gary Antonio (16-0, 12 KOs) and Gary Antuanne (12-0, 12 KOs) keep ascending the ranks and dazzling in the process. This weekend will mark the fourth time that "Mr." Gary Russell, 31, will share the spotlight with his younger brothers. I know the sport of boxing is something I can’t do forever, so I’m looking at it and ready to start making my mark on the sport of boxing.". If the Russells fight their plan to fruition, then there will never be an argument over who's the headliner, either. "As long as older brother, (Gary) Jr., is still in the game — which I believe he will be — he's the head. "It's conceivable," he said.
Antonio Russell (16-0, 12 KOs) trains alongside his brothers Gary Antuanne and Gary Jr., with their father and head trainer Gary Russell Sr. in their Capitol Heights, Maryland hometown. After being informed of the brothers’ lofty ambition and the timing put on achieving it, Gary Russell Sr. gave his two cents. The Russell brother have been having fun, fun with Gary Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) rattling off six straight victories, including four straight title defenses, since his lone loss — a majority decision defeat to Vasiliy Lomachenko in June 2014.
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