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Gary Russell Jr. talks rematch with Mark Magsayo and gaining from defeat

Some thought Gary Russell Jr. beat Mark Magsayo on January 22 in Atlantic City, while others thought Magsayo put an end to the longest-reigning world titlist’s run. The judges decided Magsayo won by majority decision, ending Russell’s six-year rule as WBC featherweight beltholder. Magsayo (24-0, 16 knockouts) may...
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After Roger Gutierrez, Chris Colbert Hopes To Face Gary Russell Jr.

Chris Colbert believes that he was destined to be in his current position. The highly ranked super featherweight contender is approximately one month away from challenging for his first world title. On February 26th, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, the New York native will take on WBA champion Roger Gutierrez.
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Ring Ratings Update: Where to rank Gary Russell Jr. (if at all)?

Mark Magsayo is now Ring's No. 2-rated featherweight after outpointing Gary Russell Jr. for the WBC title. Where should Russell, who was No. 1 prior to being dropped for inactivity, be ranked? Photo by Amanda Wescott / SHOWTIME. 27. Jan. Gary Russell Jr.’s WBC featherweight reign – the longest world...
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Gary Russell Jr.: I won 10 rounds to 2, 9 rounds to 3, I outclassed (Mark Magsayo)

Gary Russell Jr. believes he completely outboxed and outclassed Mark Magsayo with one arm and is disappointed in the majority decision that went against him on January 22 in Atlantic City. The former WBC featherweight titleholder told media after the fight that his injured right shoulder, which kept him from jabbing over the second half of the Showtime-televised main event, is something he’s dealt with his entire career, but he claims he aggravated it two weeks before camp for Magsayo.
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Gary Russell Jr.: “Politics Is A Bad Mother F*cker”

Gary Russell Jr. confidently rose both of his arms in the air following the conclusion of his bout against mandatory title challenger Mark Magsayo. However, while Russell Jr. believed that he was on the verge of hearing his name called as the victor, he was incredulous when the final outcome was read-out-loud.
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Gary Russell Jr. Opens Up On Mark Magsayo Pre-fight Injury: “During The Fight, I’m Sure People Will Be Able To See Something”

The mind of Gary Russell Jr. continues to race. The WBC featherweight titlist is still dealing with the mind-numbing pain of losing his younger brother, Gary “Boosa” Russell due to an unexpected heart attack in December of 2020. While he still grieves, Russell Jr. is attempting to find peace as he deals with the health woes of his father/trainer, Gary Russell Sr., who recently was forced to have his foot amputated due to a lengthy battle with diabetes.
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Gary Russell Jr. is fighting on his own schedule

Gary Russell Jr. hasn’t fought in nearly two years but he isn’t worried about ring rust. “Not at all,” he told The Post. “I’m always training. I never allow myself to get out of shape.”. The WBC Featherweight champion will fight 23-0 Mark Magsayo on...
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Gary Russell Jr. Vs. Mark Magsayo: Odds, Records, Prediction

Gary Russell Jr. hasn’t stepped into a prizefighting ring in nearly two years. Even though the featherweight titlist is one of the best pure boxers in the sport, his lack of activity during his career will be a detriment whenever future observers think about Russell’s legacy and how to rank him among the best of his era. On Saturday, Mark Magsayo will try to tarnish that legacy with his own fists. Here’s everything you need to know about Gary Russell Jr. vs. Mark Magsayo, including the odds, their records and a prediction on who will win.
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