Russell Jr vs Mares

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  • Russell Jr vs Mares
  • 31-1-0 31-3-1
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • USA
  • WBC World Featherweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Featherweight
  • TKO 2TKO 7UD 12TKO 5UD 12 < form UD 10MD 12SD 12TD 10UD 12 <
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  • 32 age 34
  • 5' 5" / 164cm height 5' 5" / 164cm
  • 64.2" / 163cm reach 66.1" / 168cm
  • Southpaw (l) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 31 wins 31
  • 18 by ko 15
  • 58% Ko% 48%
  • 1 Losses 3
  • 0 Stopped 1
  • 0 draws 1
  • 2009 Debut 2005
  • 160 Pro rds 274
  • current rankings @ Featherweight
  • 2 The Ring
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Russell Jr vs Mares Info

Gary Russell Jr could fight Abner Mares in Late 2020 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).

The contest would be for the WBC featherweight championship of the world.

Russell Jr would be making his 6th defence of the WBC World Featherweight Championship. He won this belt against Jhonny Gonzalez in March 2015. He has held this belt for 5 years 5 months and 24 days.

Russell Jr vs Mares stats

Gary Russell Jr would step into the ring with a record of 31 wins and 1 loss, 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 1 draw, 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 2 years, at 32 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 114 less professional rounds, 160 to Mares' 274.

Gary Russell Jr goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING in the 126lb division.

Russell Jr vs Mares form

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

In his last fight, he defeated Tugstsogt Nyambayar on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had won against 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.

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.

Abner Mares has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Leo Santa Cruz on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.

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

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had been beaten by Leo Santa Cruz on 29th August 2015 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

He had defeated Arturo Santos Reyes on 7th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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

Gary Russell Jr last fought 7 months and 13 days ago, while Abner Mares' last outing was 2 years 3 months and 12 days ago.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years 9 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

Mares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years 3 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 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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