Gary Russell Jr. is an American professional boxer. He was born in Washington, D.C., U.S. on June 5, 1988. Russell Jr. made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 against Antonio Reyes on January 16, 2009. He is a featherweight world champion. Russell Jr. is 34 years old, he will turn 35 in 5 months and 28 days.
13 years into his professional boxing career, Gary Russell Jr. has fought 33 times with 31 wins and 2 losses. As of December 2022, Russell Jr.'s boxing record stands at 31-2 (18 KOs). In total, he has fought 172 rounds of professional boxing in 33 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||4|
|Losses via KO||0|
|33||Jan 22, 2022||33||Mark Magsayo||Loss||MD|
|32||Feb 8, 2020||31||Tugstsogt Nyambayar||Win||UD|
|31||May 18, 2019||30||Kiko Martínez||Win||TKO5|
|30||May 19, 2018||29||Joseph Diaz||Win||UD|
|29||May 20, 2017||28||Óscar Escandón||Win||TKO7|
|28||Apr 16, 2016||27||Patrick Hyland||Win||KO2|
|27||Mar 28, 2015||26||Jhonny González||Win||TKO4|
|26||Dec 20, 2014||26||Christopher Martin Peña||Win||UD|
|25||Jun 21, 2014||26||Vasyl Lomachenko||Loss||MD|
|24||Jan 30, 2014||25||Miguel Tamayo||Win||KO4|
|23||Aug 9, 2013||25||Juan Ruiz||Win||UD|
|22||Mar 2, 2013||24||Vyacheslav Gusev||Win||UD|
|21||Nov 9, 2012||24||Roberto Castaneda||Win||KO3|
|20||Jun 30, 2012||24||Christopher Pérez||Win||TKO3|
|19||Nov 26, 2011||23||Heriberto Ruiz||Win||KO1|
|18||Sep 3, 2011||23||Leonilo Miranda||Win||UD|
|17||Jul 23, 2011||23||Eric Estrada||Win||UD|
|16||Jun 17, 2011||23||Antonio Meza||Win||KO4|
|15||Apr 15, 2011||22||Adolfo Landeros||Win||UD|
|14||Jan 28, 2011||22||Feider Viloria||Win||TD|
|13||Oct 28, 2010||22||Guadalupe de Leon||Win||UD|
|12||Sep 25, 2010||22||Willie Villanueva||Win||KO1|
|11||Jul 22, 2010||22||Mauricio Pastrana||Win||TKO1|
|10||Jun 24, 2010||22||Rodrigo Aranda||Win||KO2|
|9||Apr 16, 2010||21||Carlos Diaz||Win||KO1|
|8||Feb 19, 2010||21||Jairo Delgado||Win||KO1|
|7||Jan 30, 2010||21||David Orosco Cano||Win||TKO1|
|6||Dec 18, 2009||21||Rodrigo Romero||Win||TKO3|
|5||Oct 23, 2009||21||Noe Lopez Jr.||Win||UD|
|4||Aug 7, 2009||21||Jason Jones||Win||TKO1|
|3||May 1, 2009||20||Alvaro Muro||Win||UD|
|2||Feb 14, 2009||20||John Wampash||Win||UD|
|1||Jan 16, 2009||20||Antonio Reyes||Win||TKO3|
Gary Russell Jr. started boxing professionally at 20 years of age. He debuted against Antonio Reyes on January 16, 2009 and defeated Reyes via 3rd round TKO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on June 21, 2014 after 24 professional fights against Vasyl Lomachenko for the WBO (vacant) title. Russell Jr. lost to Lomachenko via 12 round majority decision.
Russell Jr.'s notable victories include wins over Jhonny González, Patrick Hyland, Kiko Martínez, Óscar Escandón, Joseph Diaz, Tugstsogt Nyambayar, and Christopher Martin Peña. For a complete list of Russell Jr.'s best performances refer to Gary Russell Jr.'s best fights.
His most recent fight was a featherweight title defense bout against Filipino boxer Mark Magsayo on January 22, 2022. Russell Jr. lost the fight via 12 round majority decision — and lost his WBC title. It's been 10 months and 16 days since this fight.
Although Gary Russell Jr. had a total of 33 fights till today, this fight against Jhonny González is the highlight of his career so far.
A 26-year old Gary Russell Jr. (25-1) had his first world title fight against Jhonny González for González' WBC featherweight belt. González was 33 years old with a record of 57-8. Russell Jr. deafeated González via 4th round TKO to win the WBC featherweight title.
Gary Russell Jr. fought for a world title in two fights and won once. He has won one belt at featherweight (WBC).
|Mar 28, 2015||Jhonny González||FT||WBC|
Some of Russell Jr.'s best wins so far are against Jhonny González, Patrick Hyland, Kiko Martínez, Óscar Escandón, Joseph Diaz, Tugstsogt Nyambayar, and Christopher Martin Peña
Russell Jr. has knocked out 18 of his 33 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 54.5%. Of his total 31 wins, 18 of them have been via KO (58.1%).
Gary Russell Jr. has had a total of two losses in 33 fights — both of them in title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Vasyl Lomachenko via 12 round MD in his 25th fight — his 24 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. He has never been stopped, both his losses came via decision.