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Photos: Gary Russell, Joseph Diaz - Face To Face at Final Presser

WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. and unbeaten top contender Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference two days before they enter the ring May 19 live on SHOWTIME (10:05 p.m. ET/PT) in the main event from MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

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The battle between the 2008 U.S. Olympian Russell Jr. and the 2012 U.S. Olympian Diaz Jr. is part of a split-site SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast that will feature WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis Stevenson defending his title against two-division world champion Badou Jack in a main event from Toronto.

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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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Both fighters were joined on stage by their fathers who also train them, with Gary Russell Sr. and Joseph Diaz Sr. sitting by their sons ahead of Saturday’s matchup.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=LA_2_Vegas;18781240]Can't wait to see how this plays out. The couple of quotes I've seen from Russell lead me to believe he is misinterpreting Diaz - doesn't seem like he believes this fight will turn into a tactical fight. Given his…

Comment by 7not8 on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=Shontae De'marc;18781202]Hope Diaz gets his twink a-hole smashed in. I think I'm more looking forward to this fight than Stevenson v Jack? Maybe I'm the only one?[/QUOTE] I think this is the better fight by far.

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 05-17-2018

Can't wait to see how this plays out. The couple of quotes I've seen from Russell lead me to believe he is misinterpreting Diaz - doesn't seem like he believes this fight will turn into a tactical fight. Given his…

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 05-17-2018

Hope Diaz gets his twink a-hole smashed in. I think I'm more looking forward to this fight than Stevenson v Jack? Maybe I'm the only one?

Comment by Califire209 on 05-17-2018

JoJo Diaz is going to have a career defining performance, this fight will be a tactical War. I got to roll with the Homeboy,, I got JoJo Diaz by late stoppage

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