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

NATIONAL HARBOR - WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. (28-1, 17 KOs) and unbeaten No. 1 contender Joseph "JoJo" Diaz Jr. (26-0, 14 KOs) hosted a press conference and faced off for the first time Tuesday before their championship showdown Saturday, May 19 live on SHOWTIME from MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

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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

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The Russell vs. Diaz fight 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 presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Russell Jr., a 2008 U.S. Olympian and 126-pound titleholder since 2015, will defend against his mandatory challenger in the 25-year-old Diaz, who represented the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic games and will be competing in his first title bout.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by steeve steel on 04-25-2018

[QUOTE=kidbazooka;18703421]I’ll bring this post up after Diaz whoops his ass.[/QUOTE] Can't wait to see it! jajaja But will you be man enough to do the same if he loses? Personally, I think Jojo's pride is about to be kidbazookaed...

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 04-24-2018

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;18703189]Russell is already checked out he talking about I only got a couple more fights left before I retire. WTF? Long layoffs not hungry. He looks great against slow 1 dimensional guys looking to land 1 big shot. But Russell…

Comment by Luilun on 04-24-2018

GARY will win a UD in 12. Diaz is a good fighter but he has been fighting Stiffs, to date he has not fought 1 guy in the top 10 . Fighting stiffs will not prepare you to fight Russell.…

Comment by SkillspayBills on 04-24-2018

This fight is going to be fast, it's going to be skilled, and it's going to be vicious. Damnit I love boxing!

Comment by chrisJS on 04-24-2018

[QUOTE=kidbazooka;18703752]Why would I be off the site after Linares whoops him?[/QUOTE] No, I mean where Loma wins in the real world. Don't flake out.

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