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Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - Undercard Update

NATIONAL HARBOR - The Russells of Capitol Heights, Maryland will team up again for an exciting night of boxing for their hometown fans. Three of the five boxing brothers, all trained by their father, Gary, Sr., will compete on the same card for the second time in their careers at MGM National Harbor in Maryland on Saturday, May 19.
 
The event is headlined by Gary Russell, Jr. defending his featherweight world title against mandatory challenger Joseph Diaz Jr. live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT). His brothers, super lightweight Gary Antuanne Russell and bantamweight Gary Antonio Russell will compete in separate non-televised bouts on the undercard.
 
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions, are on sale now and are available by visiting http://mgmnationalharbor.com/

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The 21-year-old Gary Antuanne (5-0, 5 KOs) will take on Wilmer Rodriguez (9-2, 7 KOs) in an eight round 140-pound match. Russell was a member of the U.S. boxing team at the 2016 Olympic games. He made his professional debut fighting on the same card as his other two brothers at MGM National Harbor last May 20 when he scored a TKO victory over Josh Ross. With his brothers and father working his corner at his last fight, he scored a stoppage victory over Andrew Rodgers in Brooklyn on April 21.
 
Gary Antonio (10-0, 8 KOs) will battle Esteban Aquino (12-4, 7 KOs) in an eight-round bantamweight match. Russell scored a knockout victory over Marco Antonio Mendoza Chico in his last fight on Nov. 21 and the card with his brothers last May 20, the 25-year-old Russell stopped Jovany Fuentes for a TKO victory.
 
In additional undercard action, Cobia Breedy (10-0, 4 KOs) will fight in an eight-round featherweight match and Immanuel Aleem (17-1-1, 10 KOs) steps into the ring for a 10-round middleweight match. Plus, Moshea Aleem (4-1-2, 2 KOs) battles Rayton Okwiri (2-0, 1 KO) in a six-round super welterweight match and Brandon Quarles (18-4-1, 9 KOs) clashes with Fred Jenkins, Jr. (10-5, 3 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight bout.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HarvardBlue on 05-07-2018

Russell should win this but it'll be competitive because Diaz does have heart.

Comment by 7not8 on 05-07-2018

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;18747258]The youngest actually has some skill and ability, e also went to the Olympics like the oldest Russell did. The middle one doesn't impress me much though.[/QUOTE] I agree 100% with u. I feel GRJ will be the height of…

Comment by 7not8 on 05-07-2018

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;18747015]I have yet to see GRJ's brothers fight. They both have a high KO percentage so far into their young careers, though, so they must be doing something right. If they also have some of GRJ's speed then what's not…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 05-07-2018

I love this matchup. IMO Diaz is one of the best young technicians out there, but you never really know how someone like that will deal with top level speed until the see it up close. Diaz seems to be…

Comment by SkillspayBills on 05-07-2018

[QUOTE=7not8;18746707]The younger Gary's are nowhere near as talented as the "big" Gary. The main event should be a good scrap but if GRJ is in the same shape he showed up to the Escondon fight in then he'll have and…

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