Gary Russell Aims To 'Clean Out' 126, Wants Lomachenko Revenge

Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KOs) is aiming to unify the featherweight division after he makes the third defence of his WBC crown on the Adrien Broner undercard on February 18th.

The American faces Oscar Escandon at the U.S. Bank Arena in Ohio, live on BoxNation, and has set his sights on the other belt holders at 126lbs once he gets past the Colombian.

Speaking at the recent World Boxing Council convention, he said: “I’m giving him an opportunity for working his way up the rankings. God willing everything goes well, I plan on unifying these titles and I want to do it soon.”

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There are three other fighters who share a portion of the featherweight throne. Carl Frampton is the WBA Champion, Lee Selby holds the IBF strap and Oscar Valdez is the WBO title-holder. A match-up against any of those men would gain plenty of interest.

“I can still make 126lbs relatively easy. I plan on moving up in weight but I definitely want to clean out this division first. There’s a lot of great fights that the fans will want to see, and we’re willing to give it to them,” said the 28-year-old.

Russell Jr’s only career defeat was a majority decision loss to Vasyl Lomachenko in 2014. He claims he was weight-drained due to an issue with the scale used throughout his training camp and is keen for a rematch.

“I don’t care if he loses his next 10 fights, before my career is over he’ll have to see me again. The people didn’t see the Gary Russell that they’re used to seeing,” added the southpaw.

“I don’t see my career lasting another four or five years. But before I’m done - I’m going to clean this division and Mr.Lomachenkogotta see me!”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Metho_4u on 01-05-2017

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;17330131]you talking about kell brook now it sounds like[/QUOTE] Brook doesn't have enough hair

Comment by Metho_4u on 01-05-2017

[QUOTE=Uncle Rodge;17330059]A 2nd rate hairdresser I've filled full of PED's. [and my lover also][/QUOTE] At least you can admit it, all the GayLoveKin lovers can't do that much.

Comment by Boxfan83 on 01-05-2017

[QUOTE=Luilun;17329562]Valdez will knock him out[/QUOTE] I think so too. Lomencheko and Valdez have similar footwork and that troubled Russel. Valdez tho sits down more on his punches than Loma does, his hands just are not as quick but still fast…

Comment by Metho_4u on 01-05-2017

[QUOTE=Rudiamonds;17328163]Solido has to rematch lomo but lomo doesn't have to rematch Russell hmmm[/QUOTE] Russell lost every round lol, that's the difference. It doesn't matter anyway, Russell would lose again, and he would have to come up to 135

Comment by JASON SHAW on 01-05-2017

[quote=uncle rodge;17330059]a 2nd rate hairdresser i've filled full of ped's. [and my lover also][/quote] you talking about kell brook now it sounds like

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