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 Last update:  5/12/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno            &
Gary Russell Jr-Luis Franco IBF Eliminator Being Discussed
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By Rick Reeno 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.

Tags: Luis Franco , Gary Russell Jr.

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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 Dib on Saul Alvarez PPV undercard in July, or August. Actually I'd give Fra...

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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