Russell Jr vs Selby

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  • Russell Jr vs Selby
  • 31-1-0 28-2-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • USA
  • WBC World Featherweight Championship
  • IBF World Featherweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Featherweight
  • TKO 2TKO 7UD 12TKO 5UD 12 < form UD 12UD 12SD 12UD 12MD 12 <
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  • 32 age 33
  • 5' 5" / 164cm height 5' 9" / 174cm
  • 64.2" / 163cm reach 68.9" / 175cm
  • Southpaw (l) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 31 wins 28
  • 18 by ko 9
  • 58% Ko% 32%
  • 1 Losses 2
  • 0 Stopped 0
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2009 Debut 2008
  • 160 Pro rds 243
  • current rankings @ Featherweight
  • 2 The Ring
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Russell Jr vs Selby Info

Gary Russell Jr could take on Lee Selby 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 unified featherweight championship of the world, with the WBC & IBF belts on the line.

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 30 days.

Russell Jr vs Selby 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.

Lee Selby would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins and 2 loses, 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 32 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 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 months later than Selby, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 83 less professional rounds, 160 to Selby's 243.

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

Russell Jr vs Selby 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.

Lee Selby has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Ricky Burns on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

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

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Josh Warrington on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.

Before that, he had won against Eduardo Ramirez on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

He had defeated Jonathan Victor Barros on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Activity check

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

Gary Russell Jr last fought 7 months and 19 days ago, while Lee Selby's last outing was 11 months and 1 day 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.

Selby's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 3 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

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