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Gary Russell Jr. Record

Total Fights33
Title Wins1
Title Defenses5
Title-Fight KOs4
KO Wins18
KO Losses0
Gary Russell Jr. Record & Stats
Gary Russell Jr.'s Record
Gary Russell Jr.'s boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Gary Russell Jr.'s boxing record?

      13 years into his professional boxing career, Gary Russell Jr. has fought 33 times with 31 wins and 2 losses.

      Russell Jr.'s boxing record is currently 31-2, which includes one featherweight world-title win and five successful title defense fights. He has a 54.5% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 18 of his total 33 fights being knockout wins, four of which were in title fights. Russell Jr. has never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 12-round majority decision defeat to Mark Magsayo on January 22, 2022. Russell Jr. lost the featherweight WBC title to Magsayo in this fight. He is on a one-fight losing streak.

      Some of Russell Jr.'s best fights and notable victories include wins over Jhonny González, Patrick Hyland, Kiko Martínez, Joseph Diaz, Tugstsogt Nyambayar, Óscar Escandón, and Mauricio Pastrana.

      33Jan 22, 202233Mark MagsayoLoss *MD
      32Feb 8, 202031Tugstsogt NyambayarWin *UD
      31May 18, 201930Kiko MartínezWin *TKO5
      30May 19, 201829Joseph DiazWin *UD
      29May 20, 201728Óscar EscandónWin *TKO7
      28Apr 16, 201627Patrick HylandWin *KO2
      27Mar 28, 201526Jhonny GonzálezWin *TKO4
      26Dec 20, 201426Christopher Martin PeñaWinUD
      25Jun 21, 201426Vasyl LomachenkoLoss *MD
      24Jan 30, 201425Miguel TamayoWinKO4
      23Aug 9, 201325Juan RuizWinUD
      22Mar 2, 201324Vyacheslav GusevWinUD
      21Nov 9, 201224Roberto CastanedaWinKO3
      20Jun 30, 201224Christopher PérezWinTKO3
      19Nov 26, 201123Heriberto RuizWinKO1
      18Sep 3, 201123Leonilo MirandaWinUD
      17Jul 23, 201123Eric EstradaWinUD
      16Jun 17, 201123Antonio MezaWinKO4
      15Apr 15, 201122Adolfo LanderosWinUD
      14Jan 28, 201122Feider ViloriaWinTD
      13Oct 28, 201022Guadalupe de LeonWinUD
      12Sep 25, 201022Willie VillanuevaWinKO1
      11Jul 22, 201022Mauricio PastranaWinTKO1
      10Jun 24, 201022Rodrigo ArandaWinKO2
      9Apr 16, 201021Carlos DiazWinKO1
      8Feb 19, 201021Jairo DelgadoWinKO1
      7Jan 30, 201021David Orosco CanoWinTKO1
      6Dec 18, 200921Rodrigo RomeroWinTKO3
      5Oct 23, 200921Noe Lopez Jr.WinUD
      4Aug 7, 200921Jason JonesWinTKO1
      3May 1, 200920Alvaro MuroWinUD
      2Feb 14, 200920John WampashWinUD
      1Jan 16, 200920Antonio ReyesWinTKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Gary Russell Jr. is a 36-year old American professional boxer. He was born in Washington, D.C., U.S. on June 5, 1988. He is a former featherweight world champion.

      Russell Jr. made his professional boxing debut against Antonio Reyes at the age of 20 on January 16, 2009, defeating Reyes via 3rd round TKO. He went on to win 23 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 13 wins via stoppage.

      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. He lost to Lomachenko via 12 round majority decision.

      Russell Jr. has won one world title at featherweight. For all the details about Russell Jr.'s world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Russell Jr. has had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career so far.

      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 2 years, 4 months, and 30 days since this fight.


      Russell Jr. has had a total of eight world-title fights till today, which includes winning one world title and five successful title defenses. He won six of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Gary Russell Jr. has fought for a featherweight world title in two fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. Till today, he has won one featherweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 28, 2015Jhonny GonzálezFeatherweightWBCTKO

      Title Defenses

      Gary Russell Jr. has had six featherweight world-title defense fights. He won five of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Feb 8, 2020Tugstsogt NyambayarFeatherweightWBCUD
      May 18, 2019Kiko MartínezFeatherweightWBCTKO
      May 19, 2018Joseph DiazFeatherweightWBCUD
      May 20, 2017Óscar EscandónFeatherweightWBCTKO
      Apr 16, 2016Patrick HylandFeatherweightWBCKO

      Title Losses

      Gary Russell Jr. has lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jan 22, 2022Mark MagsayoFeatherweightWBCMD


      Russell Jr. has fought a total of 33 times till today, which includes 8 world-title fights at the featherweight division. These six fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 21, 2014: In his first world-title fight, Gary Russell Jr. loses to Vasyl Lomachenko via 12 round majority decision. He was fighting for the WBO (vacant) featherweight title.

      • March 28, 2015: Russell Jr. wins the WBC featherweight title from Jhonny González, by beating González via 4th round TKO.

      • April 16, 2016: Russell Jr. successfully defends the WBC featherweight title against Patrick Hyland, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.

      • May 19, 2018: Russell Jr. successfully defends the WBC featherweight title against Joseph Diaz, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 18, 2019: Russell Jr. successfully defends the WBC featherweight title against Kiko Martínez, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • February 8, 2020: Russell Jr. successfully defends the WBC featherweight title against Tugstsogt Nyambayar, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.


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