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Ponce De Leon Accepts Gary Russell Jr. For September 7

By Rene Umanzor

Former champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (44-5, 35KOs) is planning to move up in weight to 130-pounds and reveals that he recently accepted an offer to fight Gary Russell Jr. on September 7th, televised on Showtime and likely in Texas. In his last fight, Ponce was stopped in the ninth round by Abner Mares in May. The tough Mexican is now looking to move up to a new division to start fresh. He says the Russell (22-0, 13KOs) fight would have to happen at 130-pounds, as Russell fights at 126. Russell is fast but tends to hurt his hands, as he did against Vyacheslav Gusev in March.

"I'm ready, the bitter pill of defeat is over and now I have to look forward and keep training. I was offered Gary Russell Jr., and I want that fight but at 130. I'm going to fight on September 7, a week before Canelo's fight [with Mayweather]. That is what we are doing right now. I hope Russell takes the fight, I already accepted it. Golden Boy wants the fight, the television network wants it and now it is only up to him to accept. It would be in El Paso, Texas," Ponce said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SkillspayBills on 07-06-2013

[QUOTE=Sosay;13533342]I hope the 130 isn't a deal breaker for Russell. If so, maybe 128 cw would work. But anyhow, if Russell accepts and wins. I wonder how many of you guys would give him props. It seems a lot of…

Comment by kmas-ski on 07-06-2013

[QUOTE=Lucas Machine;13533304]This means Russell will tap, run, hold, geta decision. This will stimulate a certain fan base to elevate him to "pound for pound."[/QUOTE] That's actually called boxing.

Comment by SkillspayBills on 07-06-2013

Ponce is tough, solid, and has a killer Sunday punch but he is predictable as hell. Good step up for Russell to see what he is made of.

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-06-2013

Finally Russel wading in there with the big dogs!!

Comment by MRCHOKEaMF on 07-06-2013

[QUOTE=Sosay;13533342]I hope the 130 isn't a deal breaker for Russell. If so, maybe 128 cw would work. But anyhow, if Russell accepts and wins. I wonder how many of you guys would give him props.[B][SIZE="4"] It seems a lot of…

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