May 20 2017
Saturday

MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States

12 rounds contest @ Featherweight
27-1-0 
TKO 7
TKO 7
25-2-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Featherweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
38
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 1" / 156 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
66.1" / 168 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

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Form
KOSDSDKOSD
27
Wins
25
16
By KO
17
59
KO%
68
1
Loses
2
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2008

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Gary Russell Jr vs Oscar Escandon report

Who won Russell Jr vs Escandon?

Gary Russell Jr beat Oscar Escandon by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 20th May 2017 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

This contest was for the WBC featherweight championship of the world.

Russell Jr vs Escandon stats

Gary Russell Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0  draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Oscar Escandon made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Escandon had a slight advantage in power over Russell Jr, with a 68% knock out percentage over Russell Jr's 59%.

Gary Russell Jr was the younger man by 4 years, at 34 years old.

Russell Jr had a height advantage of 4 inches over Escandon. Despite this, Escandon had 2-inch reach advantage.

Gary Russell Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Oscar Escandon was an orthodox fighter.

Russell Jr was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 months later than Escandon, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 172 to Escandon's 172.

Russell Jr vs Escandon form

Russell Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Oscar Escandon on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.

Going into that contest, he had beat Patrick Hyland on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.

Before that, he had won against Jhonny Gonzalez on 28th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.

He had beat Christopher Martin on 20th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton.

Escandon had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Robinson Castellanos on 5th March 2016 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Moises Flores on 18th April 2015 by split decision in their WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Tyson Cave on 11th December 2014 by split decision in their WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula.

Before that, he had won against Julian Evaristo Aristule on 8th August 2014 by knockout in the 6th round at Polideportivo Fray Mamerto Esquiú, Catamarca, Argentina.

He had lost to Nehomar Cermeno on 10th August 2013 by split decision in their WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Megapolis Convention Center, Panama City, Panama.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gary Russell Jr had been fighting more than Oscar Escandon.

Going to this contest, Gary Russell Jr had last fought 4 years, 2 months and 28 days ago, while Oscar Escandon's last outing had been 6 years, 5 months and 11 days ago.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.

Escandon's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

What time did Russell Jr vs Escandon start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Russell Jr vs Escandon?

Russell Jr vs Escandon was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.

What were the odds on Russell Jr vs Escandon?

Gary Russell Jr was a 1/100 (-9999) favourite going into the contest, while Oscar Escandon made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.

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