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Gary Russell Jr. Withdraws From The Luis Franco Clash

By Osman Rodriguez

According to sources with knowledge of the details, Gary Russell Jr. (19-0, 11 KOs) is not going forward with a planned IBF featherweight eliminator against Luis Franco (11-0, 7 KOs). On May 31, a purse bid took place at the IBF convention in Honolulu, Hawaii and Gary Shaw, who promotes Franco, outbid Golden Boy Promotions to secure the rights to promote the fight. The winning bid was $220,000. Golden Boy wanted to place the fight on their Showtime televised date of June 30th. Shaw reportedly had other plans and was looking to place the fight on an HBO televised date. The exact reason for Russell's withdrawal is not confirmed, but sources indicate the reason is not injury related.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dustaine on 06-13-2012

[QUOTE=BigAlexSand;12239105]Looking forward to this guy fighting.... But obviously this dude is prone to injury![/QUOTE] Injury??? Lol, he simply didn't want Franco.

Comment by Russian Crushin on 06-13-2012

[QUOTE=BigAlexSand;12239105]Looking forward to this guy fighting.... But obviously this dude is prone to injury![/QUOTE] No he just pulled outta this fight with Franco. He's still fighting on that same day i think

Comment by BigAlexSand on 06-13-2012

Looking forward to this guy fighting.... But obviously this dude is prone to injury!

Comment by mathed on 06-12-2012

[QUOTE=internetworld7;12230794]Lol, as much as I like Bradley, Gary would beat the dog snot out of him.[/QUOTE] I don't think so...Bradley would tear into him like a mad dog

Comment by chico 305 on 06-12-2012

Gary a pusssy

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