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

Belts on The Line

WBC World Featherweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
37
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

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

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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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 33 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's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Escandon's, 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 12 less professional rounds, 160 to Escandon's 172.

Russell Jr vs Escandon form

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 beat Julian Evaristo Aristule on 8th August 2014 by knockout in the 6th round at Polideportivo Fray Mamerto Esquiú, Catamarca, Argentina.

Hehad 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

Russell Jr's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.

Escandon's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 10 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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