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Gary Russell Jr-Luis Franco IBF Eliminator Being Discussed

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that there are ongoing discussions to put together a potential IBF featherweight eliminator between undefeated prospects Gary Russell Jr. (19-0, 11KOs) and Luis Franco (11-0, 7KOs). If a deal is reached, the fight would likely take place on a Showtime televised date of June 30th. The June event is reportedly taking place in Russell's hometown of Washington, DC. Heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell has also been mentioned as a tentative possibility for this show.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Evil Abed on 05-12-2012

Finally a decent opponent for Gary.

Comment by sicko on 05-12-2012

that would be a good test for Gary Russell Jr

Comment by Mastrangelo on 05-12-2012

Good fight, it was discussed in the past but I think Russel get injured. Franco is decent, but Russell has more pro-style and generally I think he can do everything Franco can, just better. I heard winner will face Billy…

Comment by Bronsky on 05-12-2012

This thread needs more replies. How do you guys see this playing out? Tough fight, actually excited for this to happen!

Comment by Bronsky on 05-12-2012

This is a fight i would fuc.king love to see. Franco's been tested in tough fights but russell's natural athletic ability can even things out. I like russell a lot but would rather see franco take it.

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