Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Featherweight
31-2-0
31-3-2

The tape

34
Age
37
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
66.1" / 168 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

MD 12UD 12TKO 5UD 12TKO 7
Form
MD 10UD 12TD 10SD 12MD 12
31
Wins
31
18
By KO
15
58
KO%
48
2
Losses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
2
2009
Debut
2005
172
Pro rounds
284

Current rankings @ Featherweight

9
The Ring
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WBA
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4
WBC
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-
WBO
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-
IBF
-

Gary Russell Jr vs Abner Mares preview

When is Russell Jr vs Mares?

Gary Russell Jr could fight Abner Mares in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

Russell Jr vs Mares stats

Gary Russell Jr would step into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Abner Mares would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Russell Jr would have a slight advantage in power over Mares, with a 58% knock out percentage over Mares' 48%.

Gary Russell Jr is the younger man by 3 years, at 34 years old.

Mares has 2-inch reach advantage.

Gary Russell Jr fights out of the southpaw stance, while Abner Mares is an orthodox fighter.

Russell Jr is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 year later than Mares, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 112 less professional rounds, 172 to Mares' 284.

Gary Russell Jr goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC and 9 by the RING at featherweight.

Russell Jr vs Mares form

Russell Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Mark Magsayo on 22nd January 2022 by majority decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Borgata Hotel Casino, New Jersey, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Tugstsogt Nyambayar on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Going into that contest, he had beat Kiko Martinez on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had won against 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.

He had beat 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.

Abner Mares has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he drew Miguel Flores on 4th September 2022 by majority draw at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leo Santa Cruz on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Andres Gutierrez on 14th October 2017 by technical decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.

Before that, he had won against Jesus Andres Cuellar on 10th December 2016 by split decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at USC Galen Center, Los Angeles.

He had lost to Leo Santa Cruz on 29th August 2015 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Gary Russell Jr has been fighting more than Abner Mares.

Gary Russell Jr last fought 10 months and 14 days ago, while Abner Mares' last outing was 3 months and 2 days ago.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Mares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

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