Summer 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Featherweight
31-2-0
28-4-0

The tape

34
Age
35
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 9" / 174 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

MD 12UD 12TKO 5UD 12TKO 7
Form
TKO 5SD 12MD 12UD 12SD 12
31
Wins
28
18
By KO
9
58
KO%
32
2
Losses
4
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2008
172
Pro rounds
260

Current rankings @ Featherweight

7
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
2
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Gary Russell Jr vs Lee Selby preview

When is Russell Jr vs Selby?

Gary Russell Jr could take on Lee Selby in Summer 2022 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 Selby 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.

Lee Selby would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Russell Jr would have a large advantage in power over Selby, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Selby's 32%.

Gary Russell Jr is the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Selby has a height advantage of 4 inches over Russell Jr. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

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

Russell Jr's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Selby's, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 months later than Selby, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 88 less professional rounds, 172 to Selby's 260.

Gary Russell Jr goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC and 7 by the RING at featherweight.

Russell Jr vs Selby 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.

Lee Selby has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Gustavo Daniel Lemos on 26th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Estadio Luna Park, Distrito Federal, Argentina.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by George Kambosos Jnr on 31st October 2020 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ricky Burns on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had won against Omar Douglas on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London.

He had lost to Josh Warrington on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Lee Selby has been fighting more than Gary Russell Jr.

Gary Russell Jr last fought 6 months and 25 days ago, while Lee Selby's last outing was 4 months and 21 days ago.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Selby's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Russell Jr vs Selby?

Lee Selby is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Gary Russell Jr if you fancy the incredible upset.

Gary Russell Jr vs Lee Selby news

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