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Gary Russell, Jermell Charlo, Vanes Martirosyan CC Transcript

Kelly Swanson

Thank you, operator. Thanks, everyone, for calling in. We have a great call this morning and this afternoon actually here on the East Coast to talk about the March 28 SHOWTIME show, CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Show, featuring Jhonny Gonzalez, Gary Russell, Jr. and Jermell Charlo against Vanes Martirosyan. We have all the fighters joining us today on the call. We will start with Jermell and Vanes. But, before we get to the fighters, I’d like to introduce Chris DeBlasio, Vice President of Communications for SHOWTIME Sports to fill you in a little bit about the fight. Chris? Continue reading

Gary Russell, Jr., Committed to His Current Path, Passes on Offer from SMS Promotions

005RussellvictoryIMG_6217(CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD.) – Gary Russell, Jr. (Capitol Heights, Md.) and his team, led by his father and trainer Gary Russell, Sr., are committed to their game plan for the undefeated featherweight’s career. Russell has recently been courted by 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, but the 24-year-old has no plans to make changes to his team.

“Over the last few days, we’ve been getting a number of phone calls from 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions. They want us to sign with their camp. I don’t have anything against his team; but we are not interested…I’m not interested,” Russell said. “Like I’ve said before Team Russell is not signed to any promotions team. I have a manager, Al Haymon, and he is the only person I’m signed with.”

As boxing is a family affair in the Russell household, the 2008 Olympian and his team approach his career in the same manner.

“Growing up with all brothers, our father taught us a long time ago that loyalty is important. I feel the same way about my relationship with Al. We consider him a part of our boxing family. Al has been a big part of my career and things are going smooth. Continue reading

Tonight on “The Pugilist KOrner”: Edwin Rodriguez, Gary Russell, J’leon Love, More!

Blog Talk Radio’s “The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to present Super Middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, trainer and mentor Gary Russell Sr, Junior Middleweight prospect KeAndrae Leatherwood, Middleweight prospect J’Leon Love, and legendary fight trainer Joe Lopez.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Continue reading