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Gary Russell Jr.-Luis Franco Purse Bid Won By Shaw

Today a purse bid took place at the IBF convention in Honolulu Hawaii and Gary Shaw Productions has outbid Golden Boy Promotions garnering the right to promote an IBF elimination bout between # 3 Luis Franco (11-0, 7 KOs) vs. #12 Gary Russell Jr. (19-0, 11 KOs).  The winner will be the mandatory to fight current belt holder, Australian, Billy "The Kid" Dibb (34-1, 21 KOs) for the IBF featherweight championship of the world. The winning bid was $220,000.

 "Luis Franco is a great fighter with a tremendous amount of talent," said promoter Gary Shaw. "He beat Yuriorkis Gamboa twice in the amateurs and I know he'll beat Russell in the pros.  Franco brings an electrifying style to the ring and the fans are going to see the best Cuban fighter in action when he steps in the ring with Russell. The winner of this fight will be the new star in the featherweight division."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 06-01-2012

amaetuers don't matter but I've seen Franco 2x & he needs a lot of work on his basic boxing & delivery of punches...GR jr will win this w/out 2 much trble...

Comment by lefthook2daliva on 06-01-2012

I really like what I've seen of GRjr in the couple of fights I've seen. Know nothing of Franco, but if he beat Gamboa [I]twice[/I] (anybody know how long ago? I mean we're they like 10yo or what?) in the…

Comment by Heru on 06-01-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;12192857]Haven't you guys seen Franco? He was on shobox a couple of times, barely made it past by Leonilo Miranda. Slaps with punches, likes to brawl more than your avg Cuban pro.[/QUOTE] I thought Miranda won the fight too. Franco…

Comment by daperculator on 05-31-2012

wait i thought gary russell was fighting the always rough and ready TBA...what gives!?

Comment by dan_cov on 05-31-2012

I know its the AMs & it means very little now but is there a more credible source for Franco beating Gamboa than Gary Shaw? Like any footage, witnesses, video...

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