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Gary Russell Jr. The Likely Co-Feature To Berto-Zaveck
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By Mike Coppinger

Sources have advised that "it is looking very likely that it will be Gary Russell Jr." in the Sept. 3 HBO co-feature to Andre Berto's bout with Jan Zaveck in Biloxi, Miss. The featherweight, who shares the same manager as Berto -- Al Haymon -- last fought on the Amir Khan-Zab Judah undercard, defeating Eric Estrada over eight one-sided rounds, of which highlights were shown on HBO.

Sept. 3 would mark Russell Jr's debut on the network. No opponent has been named yet.

Mike Coppinger is a regular boxing freelancer for USA TODAY and Ring Magazine. He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, the Ring Ratings Advisory Panel and the Yahoo! Sports Boxing Panel. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger.

Tags: Andre Berto , Jan Zaveck , Berto-Zaveck , Berto vs Zaveck , Gary Russell Jr.

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comment by tredh, on 07-29-2011
Kinda of pissed that Russell is from the DC area but hasn't had any fights here. I understad GBP is west coast based but damn they have done some east coast cards. Why not put on some of those cards? Sh!t they do in boxing makes no sense to me sometimes.

comment by nycsmooth, on 07-29-2011
JR vs someone w/an inflated record/w/no punch...time to start vs fighters that bring something to the table...w/his amateur experience and his pro record, w/some spoon-feeding....time to get serious and take a big it russell and see what happens...

comment by Leohappy, on 07-29-2011
well the IBF WW list looks like this. a few weird names there as usual. wondering if they are going with someone from this list or just a tune up. 2 Randall Bailey United States 3 Mike Jones United States 4 Sebastian Lujuan Argentina 5 Rafal Jackiwicz Poland 6 Hector Saldivia Argent...

comment by Rome-By-Ko, on 07-29-2011
This sounds like a good night of boxing..

comment by Leohappy, on 07-29-2011
they are kinda rushing this card together,but it's looking good: berto vs. zavec bailey vs. tba gary russell vs. tba any ideas who they are going to match bailey against? probably one of the high IBF ranked guys.

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