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Video: Gary Russell Jr. Discusses TKO of Martinez, The Future

In the co-feature, WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) put on yet another professional display to defend his belt for the fourth time against a valiant Kiko Martinez (39-9-2, 28 KOs).

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Due to a gash that opened up over Martinez's left eye, referee Ricky Gonzalez stopped the fight in the fifth round upon the advice of the ringside physician, resulting in a technical knockout.
 
Russell, who was fighting for the first time in a year, showed no signs of ring rust and displayed his full skillset including his trademark lightning quick hands.

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The 30-year-old Capitol Heights, Md. native was dominant from the opening bell and landed on a remarkable 40% of his power punches. In an all-action fight with little downtime, Martinez did more than enough to play his part.

The Spaniard constantly came forward but Russell continued to target the cut that opened up over his eye after a right hook in the second round. The ringside official called for the stoppage of the fight at 2:52 of round number five.     

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Comment by Bronx2245 on 05-19-2019

If no contract for LSC in 30 days, move up for Berchelt! I like that plan! Now what if Berchelt (or Arum) don't want that smoke? [B]Will GRJ fight Davis without a title?[/B] Davis is fighting his mandatory in July,…

Comment by angkag on 05-19-2019

Ethnicity....domination....skin colour (melanin)....took me back to some rousing speeches in Berlin around 1936.

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