The United States’ Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) and Gary Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games with quarterfinal victories on Thursday at the World Olympic Qualifying Event in Baku, Azerbaijan. After dropping close, hotly contested decisions at the Americas Qualifier in March, Vargas and Russell simply would not be denied in their second qualifying opportunity this week in Azerbaijan. Vargas will represent the United States at the flyweight division and Russell, the … Read Article
Three American boxers scored wins on Tuesday at the World Olympic Qualifying Event to move one step closer to qualifying berths in the 2016 Olympic Games. Flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) and light welterweight Gary Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) each advanced to the quarterfinals and now each only need one more victory to securing Olympic berths. Super heavyweight Marlo Moore (Hayward, Calif.) won his quarterfinal bout to advance to the semifinals and needs two victories … Read Article
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 … Read Article
(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 … Read Article
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… Read Article
Gary Russell 126.8 lbs. VS. Roberto Castaneda 125 lbs.
2012 Olympians all making their pro debuts ~
Terrell Gausha 164 lbs.
Errol Spence Jr. 149 lbs.
Marcus Browne 175.8 lbs.
Dominic Breazeale 248 lbs.
Rau’Shee Warren 117.6 lbs… Read Article