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

Tags: Gary Shaw , Luis Franco , Gary Russell Jr.

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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 twice (anybody know how long ago? I mean we're they like 10yo or what?) in the amateurs, gotta' take him seriously, huh? Lookin' fwd to seein' the fight.

comment by Heru, on 06-01-2012
[QUOTE=HeroBando]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 is a decent opponent for the level of competition Ru...

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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