Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Lightweight
31-2-0
16-2-0

The tape

35
Age
24
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

MD 12UD 12TKO 5UD 12TKO 7
Form
UD 12UD 10KO 3KO 2SD 8
31
Wins
16
18
By KO
14
58
KO%
88
2
Losses
2
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2018
172
Pro rounds
60

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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The Ring
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WBA
3
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WBC
5
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WBO
11
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IBF
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Gary Russell Jr vs Edwin De Los Santos preview


When is Russell Jr vs Santos?

Gary Russell Jr could face Edwin De Los Santos in Summer 2024 in the United States.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Russell Jr vs Santos 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.

Edwin De Los Santos would make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Santos would have a large advantage in power over Russell Jr, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Russell Jr's 58%.

Gary Russell Jr is the older man by 11 years, at 35 years old.

Santos has a height advantage of 3 inches over Russell Jr. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Both Gary Russell Jr & Edwin De Los Santos fight out of a southpaw stance.

Russell Jr is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 years and 7 months earlier than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 112 more professional rounds, 172 to Santos' 60.

Edwin De Los Santos is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC and 11 by the WBO in the 135lb division.

Russell Jr vs Santos 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 beat 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 won against 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 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.

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.

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

In his last fight, he lost to Shakur Stevenson on 16th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Joseph Adorno on 8th July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jose Valenzuela on 4th September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.

Before that, he had beat Luis Acosta on 11th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood.

He had been beaten by William Foster III on 7th January 2022 by split decision in their 8 round contest at Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Edwin De Los Santos has been fighting more than Gary Russell Jr.

Gary Russell Jr last fought 2 years, 5 months and 14 days ago, while Edwin De Los Santos' last outing was 7 months and 20 days ago.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 1 month and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Santos' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Russell Jr vs Santos?

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