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Photos: Gary Russell Jr. Grinds in Brooklyn For Martinez Defense

Fighters competing in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING action headlined by the Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale heavyweight world title showdown this Saturday night showed off their skills at a media workout Wednesday prior to stepping into the ring at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. (photos by Amanda Westcott, Sean Ham).

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Top rated heavyweight contender Dominic "Trouble" Breazeale and WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr. were among the fighters taking part in the workout at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn. Also at Wednesday's event and competing in action live on SHOWTIME beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT were former world champion Kiko Martinez, who challenges Russell for his title, and super lightweight contender Juan Heraldez, who faces Argenis Mendez in a 10-round attraction.

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Rounding out the participants Wednesday was unbeaten prospect and Brooklyn-native Richardson Hitchins, who meets Colombia's Alejandro Munero in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN action beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, in a presentation that will stream live on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page

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Tickets for this BombZquad event can be purchased at ticketmaster.com and barclayscenter.com. Tickets also can be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP. The Heraldez vs. Mendez fight is co-promoted with Mayweather Promotions.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Catrin on 05-21-2019

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19748687]Man, fu[COLOR="Black"]c[/COLOR]k the money. It's all about making good fights. Gary Russell, Jr couldn't give a good damn about his purse split; He just wants to fight. That's just Leo Santa Cruz' way of saying that he is afraid and…

Comment by champion4ever on 05-16-2019

[QUOTE=Catrin;19748539]If the fight ever happen. Who should make the most money? And i ask because word is that GRJr outprices himself due to the fact he fights once every 12-13 months! So he trying to get one paycheck a year...…

Comment by Catrin on 05-16-2019

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19745995]This is all because of Leo Santa Cruz' b[COLOR="Black"]itc[/COLOR]h ass refusal of fighting Gary Russell, Jr in a title unification bout. He's ducking Russell just like he did Rigondeaux at 122. Now in order to save face, LSC is bringing…

Comment by joseph5620 on 05-16-2019

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19747005]From me to you boss and one of the most knowledgeable boxing fans on the NSB forum; Thanks! :beerchug:[/QUOTE] Thanks man. I appreciate it.

Comment by BaDaBingVIP2 on 05-16-2019

Russell a good fighter, but 5 fights in 5 years, not active enough my dude.

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